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12:06

Companies to pay for advice to aid DB transfers

Barriers to be removed after spike in quotation requests and revelations over fake advice letters.

May 01, 2015

More using equity release as pension supplement: Bower

More data supports equity release growth due to pension freedoms.

Apr 29, 2015

Grace rules Aegon out of annuity market

Aegon chief executive Adrian Grace said the company had looked at taking part but decided against it.

Apr 28, 2015

One in four landlords to invest pension in property

BM Solutions reveals buy-to-let stampede failed to materialise after rule changes allowing access to funds.

From Your Industry| Apr 27, 2015

LV’s life and heritage sales jump 19%

Protection sales increased by 36 per cent from £50m last year to £75m this year.

From Mortgages| Apr 27, 2015

Equity release provider to increase LTVs on health grounds

Tailored Choice’s simplified underwriting process involves just 13 health and lifestyle questions.

Analysis & Opinion

John LappinonPensions| 09:24

With eyes on the election, how is pension freedom faring?

Anecdotal evidence suggests advised clients are making sensible pension decisions.

Equitable Life CEO: Lessons have not been learnt

Interview| May 01, 2015

Equitable Life CEO: Lessons have not been learnt

New generations of executives assume the demise of Equitable Life will not be repeated.

Advice demand becomes a potent pensions defence

Ashley WassallonYour Industry| May 01, 2015

Advice demand becomes a potent pensions defence

Wannabe transferees are seeking to bung you a backhander to get a fake advice letter.

Mutual mulling new style pension offset mortgages

InterviewfromMortgages| Apr 24, 2015

Mutual mulling new style pension offset mortgages

Chief executive reveals it is investigating products for would-be retirees that now have access to their pension.

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Guide to Blended Retirement Solutions

Savers are increasingly using a wide range of retirement income sources.

Special Reports

Retirement freedoms special report - April 2015

This month, Money Management delves into the world of retirement freedoms and asks what areas advisers can be looking into in the new landscape.

Ashley Wassall

Advisers take centre stage as pension guidance fears mount

News Review: Guidance might not be ready for reforms, annuity for cash plans raise concerns.

Adviser Guides

Guide to The Brave New Pensions World

Advisers have to change the way they assess the potential risks and reward of retirement options moving forwards.

Special Reports

Retirement Income Planning - March 2015

Reforms will trigger the most fundamental rethink of at-retirement advice in years.

Ashley Wassall

Question of justice remains for many past annuitants

News Review: Supposed lifeline of secondary market actually compounds poor deal for many.

Adviser Guides

Key Adviser Issues in Budget 2015

Everything you need to know about the key measures affecting you and your clients from George Osborne’s sixth Budget.

Special Reports

Income Drawdown - March 2015

Income drawdown is set to become the default retirement income option for more savers from April.

FTAdviser Blog

Drawdown fees ‘rip-off’ could yet become a ‘scandal’

News Review: We need to do something about the plight of existing savers in legacy pension schemes.

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    Apr 24, 2015

    Ex-Napf chair stands for election pledging pension reform

    Former chairman of the National Association of Pension Funds stands for election.

  2. Standard annuity rates crash to all time lows: Moneyfacts
    Apr 23, 2015

    Standard annuity rates crash to all time lows: Moneyfacts

    Enhanced rates prove slightly more resilient in 2015, although they have also seen sizeable reductions.

  3. Insuring for the future
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    Insuring for the future

    Changes in the law by the government may be good news for some but just what do they actually mean for certain sectors of the population?

  4. From Guide: Blended retirement solutions - April 2015| Apr 22, 2015

    Ensuring clients plan for the longer term

    Ensuring clients plan for the long-term is all about education.

  5. From Guide: Blended retirement solutions - April 2015| Apr 22, 2015

    Where annuities sit in the new world

    Annuities continue to have a key part to play in the retirement market going forward, many assert.

  6. From Guide: Blended retirement solutions - April 2015| Apr 22, 2015

    Changing approach to at-retirement advice

    The requirement to make a one-off decision has gone.

  7. From Guide: Blended retirement solutions - April 2015| Apr 22, 2015

    Blending retirement income options

    Income requirements driven by a client’s individual needs go well beyond securing the highest annual income.

  8. From Guide: Blended retirement solutions - April 2015| Apr 22, 2015

    Matching retirement income with different phases

    With freedom comes responsibility and that is why the role of financial advisers will become even more central.

  9. Guide to Blended Retirement Solutions
    From Training| Apr 22, 2015

    Guide to Blended Retirement Solutions

    Savers are increasingly using a wide range of retirement income sources.

  10. From Guide: Blended retirement solutions - April 2015| Apr 22, 2015

    Different sources of income in retirement

    Theoretically, there are almost as many sources of retirement income as there are retirees.

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