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Feb 05, 2016

Pension freedoms was key issue in 2015: Aegon

Investment advice regarding income drawdown tops list of queries handled by advisers in 2015, Aegon claims.

Feb 04, 2016

Altmann backs auto-escalation

Pensions minister questions why employers don’t offer auto-escalation already.

Feb 03, 2016

Treasury keen to fix insistent client issue

Professional body chief met with Treasury officials to seek a solution to the insistent client issue before secondary annuity market launches.

Feb 03, 2016

Delayed annuity recommendation costs Jelf £108k

Ombudsman rules Jelf should have recommended an annuity four years earlier than it eventually pushed that product.

Feb 03, 2016

Altmann slams providers pretending to offer advice

Pension minister exclusively reveals to FTAdviser she is considering lowering the age at which wake-up packs must be sent out to 50.

Feb 02, 2016

FCA admits annuity definition was wrong

The Financial Conduct Authority has bowed to pressure from providers and changed the way it defines third way annuity products.

Analysis & Opinion

Emma Ann Hughes| 09:24

FCA must put providers to the Ronseal test

If you don’t do what you say on the tin, you should be fined.

CPD: Insistent clients

From Regulation| Jan 26, 2016 |

CPD: Insistent clients

The latest FTAdviser On Air tackled the approaches you can take to insistent clients.

Alison Steedon| Jan 20, 2016

Breaking up needn’t be so hard to do

January is not always a good time for couples as divorces tend to soar, but advisers can help give

Protection is key to annuity sales

Interview| Jan 14, 2016

Protection is key to annuity sales

Extension of the government’s freedoms has divided opinion

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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.

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.

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.

Special Reports

Reform must not leave individuals behind

The new pensions landscape is putting the financial services sector on the spot

FTAdviser Blog

Pensions freedom: lessons from down under

Advertorial: Can we learn from Australia’s experience and avoid having to do a boomerang on freedoms?

Recent Articles
  1. Savers return to annuities amid volatility
    Feb 02, 2016

    Savers return to annuities amid volatility

    Preference for annuities has gone up since last year’s market volatility, eValue has found.

  2. Advised clients twice as ready for retirement
    Jan 26, 2016

    Advised clients twice as ready for retirement

    Most of those who receive financial advice have their savings on track for retirement, a survey shows.

  3. Earn CPD and learn about insistent clients
    From Regulation| Jan 26, 2016

    Earn CPD and learn about insistent clients

    Learn how to handle insistent clients and earn CPD by watching our latest live FTAdviser On Air broadcast.

  4. Bulk annuities set for revolution
    Jan 13, 2016

    Bulk annuities set for revolution

    Rapid growth in medically-underwritten bulk annuities likely to lead to market convergence, says report.

  5. Bulk annuity market predicted to surge in 2016
    Jan 12, 2016

    Bulk annuity market predicted to surge in 2016

    Willis Towers Watson predicts increase in pension de-risking transactions in 2016.

  6. Aegon pledges guidance service will not advise
    Jan 08, 2016

    Aegon pledges guidance service will not advise

    Aegon Assist will help those who want further information after visiting Pension Wise

  7. Banks off hook and back to advice: week in news
    From Regulation| Jan 08, 2016

    Banks off hook and back to advice: week in news

    Retirement market data worries and ombudsman decisions also make up the last five days in the industry.

  8. Emma Ann Hughes| Jan 08, 2016

    MPs want banks to rescue UK from mis-buying scandal

    Bank bashing became a national sport during the credit crunch.

  9. Pension freedom mis-buying scandal uncovered
    Personal Pensions| Jan 07, 2016

    Pension freedom mis-buying scandal uncovered

    Regulator’s industry data finds people still not shopping around or consulting an adviser at retirement.

  10. Two out of five drawdown customers eschew advice
    Personal Pensions| Jan 07, 2016

    Two out of five drawdown customers eschew advice

    Only 17 per cent of consumers used the Pension Wise guidance service.

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