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Adviser under fire for annuity sale to terminally ill client

Advice firm has to pay compensation to client’s widow after they told her husband to buy an annuity when he was terminally ill.

Personal Pensions| Apr 26, 2016

Volatility could cause decade of lost pension income: Aegon

Volatile markets could have wiped two years of retirement income off the savings pots of those entering drawdown last April.

Apr 26, 2016

Watch FTAdviser On Air LIVE

Pension freedoms, taxation and policy will be discussed during FTAdviser’s latest On Air live debate today (27 April).

Apr 26, 2016

Pension freedoms have left some clients in the cold

Pension freedoms, taxation and policy were discussed during FTAdviser’s latest On Air live debate today.

Personal Pensions| Apr 26, 2016

Scottish Widows to switch workplace customers into default

In the new pensions environment, Scottish Widows found only 25 per cent of customers are opting to take an annuity.

From Regulation| Apr 22, 2016

Annuity selling and equity income: the week in news

News of the regulator cracking down on golf days and suitability reports also makes the round-up.

Analysis & Opinion

Emma Ann Hughes| Apr 08, 2016

Time to tackle misleading pension transfer rules

Action needs to be taken swiftly to sort out pension advice rules that are now misleading rather than helping your clients.

From Special Report: Retirement Freedoms: March| Mar 23, 2016

How to avoid the drawdown downside

Taking the same income from a drawdown as they could have taken from an annuity poses a great risk to clients but there is much to learn from...

Tony Hazell| Mar 23, 2016

Osborne may take subtle knife to pensions

The Chancellor’s Lifetime Isa, with its 25 per cent top-up and joint aims of saving for a home and retirement, is quite radical

Second-hand, third rate?

Mar 17, 2016 |

Second-hand, third rate?

There may not be enough people wanting to sell on their annuity to warrant a market, as prices offered are likely to be disappointingly low which...

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Autumn Statement 2015

The chancellor showed he was for u-turning by abandoning cuts to tax credits in this year’s Autumn Statement.

Special Reports

Combine harvest

With market volatility hitting drawdown and low interest rated continuing to plague drawdown, the consensus is to blend both products

FTAdviser Blog

Hargreaves Lansdown’s memories of 2015

2015 will not be remembered for a spike in Lamborghini sales, but for the freedom to cash in your pension fund to buy one.

Adviser Guides

Guide to topping up state pension

Experts tell us all there is to know about the new state pension.

Personal Pensions

Blended retirement income solutions

While pension credit cards failed to take the market by storm post pension freedom a growing number of pension providers are pushing hybrid solutions.

Recent Articles
  1. Call for FCA to apply annuity resale rules to primary market
    From Regulation| Apr 21, 2016

    Call for FCA to apply annuity resale rules to primary market

    Some product providers are voicing concerns over plans to let retirees sell on their annuities.

  2. FCA makes providers liable for annuity re-sale advice rule
    From Regulation| Apr 21, 2016

    FCA makes providers liable for annuity re-sale advice rule

    Annuity providers will be required to receive confirmation advice has been taken before a sale is allowed.

  3. Annuities on the rise again
    Apr 21, 2016

    Annuities on the rise again

    New data reveals guaranteed income at height of popularity since freedoms introduced

  4. HMRC paper leaves annuity re-sale questions hanging
    Apr 20, 2016

    HMRC paper leaves annuity re-sale questions hanging

    Tax consultation reveals some of the potential structure, but leaves many gaps for regulator to fill.

  5. HMRC reveals annuity re-sale rules; expects 300k to cash in
    Apr 20, 2016

    HMRC reveals annuity re-sale rules; expects 300k to cash in

    Financial Conduct Authority still expected to detail how the interaction between buyers, sellers and advisers will work.

  6. Adviser fears could derail govt annuity re-sale plans
    Apr 18, 2016

    Adviser fears could derail govt annuity re-sale plans

    Concern advice to sell guaranteed retirement incomes from 2017 will lead to regrets and complaints.

  7. Apr 13, 2016

    Mystery Shopper Oxfordshire

    Each week the mystery shopper seeks advice from independent and tied advisers in the UK. The aim is to find out whether advisers are delivering the...

  8. Aegon sells 2/3 of UK annuity portfolio
    Apr 11, 2016

    Aegon sells 2/3 of UK annuity portfolio

    Provider plans to divert resources to UK adviser platform

  9. Aegon sells off two thirds of annuity portfolio
    Apr 11, 2016

    Aegon sells off two thirds of annuity portfolio

    Provider exploring options to also divest the remainder of its UK annuity portfolio.

  10. Warning misleading transfer values distorting DB advice
    Personal Pensions| Apr 05, 2016

    Warning misleading transfer values distorting DB advice

    Critical yields above 10 per cent are a regular output from transfer values analysis, but such targets make no sense, a pension specialist says.

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