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FCA guidance on pension freedoms advice crucial

Second line of defence for those that do not take free guidance sessions also required, says provider.

From Regulation| Dec 19, 2014

Five key themes from this week’s news

The regulator has kept us on our toes by publishing something almost every day this week.

Dec 17, 2014

Gad rate set to fall to lowest amount possible

Rate drops by 0.5 per cent, its lowest level in over two years.

Dec 11, 2014

Market View: Selfish providers tainted whole market

Enhanced annuity providers quick to point out they have no back books and only sell in the open market.

Dec 11, 2014

FCA annuity review stops short of retrospective regulation

Regulator criticises providers’ documentation and telephone sales techniques, especially around enhanced annuities.

Dec 11, 2014

Unbiased demands clear signpost to advisers in 2015

Guidance guarantee must include clear signposting to regulated financial advice, says Unbiased boss.

Analysis & Opinion
How to double guaranteed retirement income

Interview| Dec 19, 2014

How to double guaranteed retirement income

Terms of state pension deferral are so generous it should be an adviser’s first port of call, says Alan Higham.

De-risking retirement income planning advice

Sipps & Ssas| Dec 05, 2014 |

De-risking retirement income planning advice

Defaqto Retirement Update: There are now an almost infinite number of retirement options.

Pensions in payment death benefits are now clearer

Dec 03, 2014

Pensions in payment death benefits are now clearer

Welcome clarity on pensions taxation in the Autumn Statement

Are there any more honest insurers out there?

Tony Hazell| Dec 03, 2014

Are there any more honest insurers out there?

I cannot for one second believe that Aviva is the only insurer which failed to ask the right questions.

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Workplace Pensions

Historically, many public and private sector organisations have provided a defined benefit pension scheme for staff.

Special Reports

Income Options - November 2014

Most investors want income - with the pension changes they may just want investment-based income for longer.

FTAdviser Blog

Problem lies with not shopping around, not annuities

FCA actually found no evidence of widespread mis-selling of annuities.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Annuities Post-Pension Freedoms

How did the Budget shake up annuities in particular, and how are these products are set to change?

FTAdviser Blog

Post-Thoresen ABI must change the industry message

The association thought they had a man the government would listen to when he joined in 2011.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Retirement Income Options post-Budget

Many headlines in the aftermath of the Budget concentrated on the fantastic freedom and choice being introduced.

FTAdviser Blog

Like it or not, the pension ‘credit card’ is coming

News Review: We are edging closer to pensions working like bank accounts, but is this really what was intended?

Recent Articles
  1. Problem lies with not shopping around, not annuities
    FTAdviser Blog| Dec 11, 2014

    Problem lies with not shopping around, not annuities

    FCA actually found no evidence of widespread mis-selling of annuities.

  2. L&G looks to enter ‘longevity insurance’ market
    Dec 10, 2014

    L&G looks to enter ‘longevity insurance’ market

    Insurer seeks to replicate American retirement income product for evolving UK market.

  3. New pension flexibilities could be ‘detrimental’: OECD
    Dec 08, 2014

    New pension flexibilities could be ‘detrimental’: OECD

    Another report warns on pension freedoms risk.

  4. Partnership completes £205m bulk annuity transaction
    Dec 08, 2014

    Partnership completes £205m bulk annuity transaction

    Chief executive admits short term deal flow is ‘lumpy’, but deal pipeline remains strong.

  5. Guide to Workplace Pensions
    From Training| Dec 04, 2014

    Guide to Workplace Pensions

    Historically, many public and private sector organisations have provided a defined benefit pension scheme for staff.

  6. Provider refuses non-advised transfers amid death tax cuts
    Personal Pensions| Dec 04, 2014

    Provider refuses non-advised transfers amid death tax cuts

    Talbot and Muir insists transfers are advised and that advisers sign to confirm clients are not ‘insistent’.

  7. Market View: Death tax move will lead to rush of transfers
    Dec 03, 2014

    Market View: Death tax move will lead to rush of transfers

    Providers given time to continue preparing for next April as no more surprises pulled this time round.

  8. Chancellor creates ‘death tax’ free Isa
    Dec 03, 2014

    Chancellor creates ‘death tax’ free Isa

    Autumn Statement also sees confirmation of death tax rate change and joint life policy inclusion.

  9. An annuity sales review: for and against
    Dec 03, 2014

    An annuity sales review: for and against

    Pensioners could have collectively lost out on £8.5bn through mis-sold annuities over the past decade.

  10. One in five to seek pension advice from an adviser
    Pensions| Dec 01, 2014

    One in five to seek pension advice from an adviser

    Provider survey finds only 29 per cent know they are in line for guidance.

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