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From Regulation| Mar 26, 2015

Key themes in the FCA retirement income market study

Responses to criticisms and promises of new requirements for providers revealed from within report.

From Regulation| Mar 26, 2015

FCA demands drawdown comparison tools to aid choice

Regulator concerned ad hoc cash lump sums will become ‘default’ option for small pots without advice.

From Mortgages| Mar 25, 2015

CML to look into home loans for older people

Trade body welcomes positive sounds from FCA over home loans for elderly

Mar 25, 2015

Quarter of annuitants want to sell for lump sum

Survey shows there is a strong consumer appetite for annuity re-sell market.

From Your Industry| Mar 24, 2015

Get the full picture on pension freedoms - and earn CPD

Unique session will last 30 minutes and comprise a combination of video masterclasses and live debate.

From Regulation| Mar 24, 2015

Adviser fears over pension advice as FCA sets out reviews

Business plan also sets out who will lead the two divisions created within the regulator.

Analysis & Opinion
‘FCA needs to change approach to DB transfer advice’

Interview| Mar 27, 2015

‘FCA needs to change approach to DB transfer advice’

Mike Morrison reveals why he is staying in bed on 6 April and what the regulator should be doing to help advisers.

CPD: Preparing for Pension Freedom

Mar 24, 2015 |

CPD: Preparing for Pension Freedom

FTAdviser is hosting a live webinar on preparing for the new pension freedoms coming into force on 6 April.

From Special Report: Retirement Income Planning - March 2015| Mar 23, 2015

When one should take the money - and when not

Withdrawing money from a pension scheme is not just about taking a lump sum and reducing future income.

From Special Report: Retirement Income Planning - March 2015| Mar 23, 2015

From transactional advice to retirement planning

Radical pension reforms will be in place in two weeks’ time - and more options could lead to confusion.

More on Annuities
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

Retirement Income Planning - March 2015

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

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 Pension Wise and Retirement Guidance

When the government announced its sweeping reforms of the ‘at-retirement’ market in the 2014 Budget, it offered a guidance guarantee.

Special Reports

Income Drawdown - March 2015

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

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

Guide to Isas and Pension Freedoms

Isas were made a far more flexible savings vehicle last year.

Special Reports

Retirement Freedom and Responsibility - March 2015

Will those taking advantage of the pension reforms spend their pots or chose wisely where to invest it?

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.

Recent Articles
  1. Key Adviser Issues in Budget 2015
    From Training| Mar 26, 2015

    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.

  2. From Special Report: Retirement Income Planning - March 2015| Mar 23, 2015

    Where to now for annuities?

    Percentage fall in the number of annuities sold in Q4 was greater than the percentage fall in the value of the policies.

  3. Retirement Income Planning - March 2015
    From Our Publications| Mar 23, 2015

    Retirement Income Planning - March 2015

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

  4. Advisers take centre stage as pension guidance fears mount
    Ashley WassallonPensions| Mar 23, 2015

    Advisers take centre stage as pension guidance fears mount

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

  5. Budget, buy-to-let and bad advice: The week in news
    From Investments| Mar 20, 2015

    Budget, buy-to-let and bad advice: The week in news

    Aside from Gideon’s bible, Sipps were celebrated and criticised, while buy-to-let gained ground.

  6. Tory pension tax raid makes mockery of savings ‘revolution’
    Ashley WassallonYour Industry| Mar 20, 2015

    Tory pension tax raid makes mockery of savings ‘revolution’

    Policy will transfer about £600m from tax relief bill, but at the cost of undermining push to save.

  7. IFS Budget report scathing of annuity re-sale plans
    Mar 19, 2015

    IFS Budget report scathing of annuity re-sale plans

    Author states that some people might make bad decisions, backing the need for advice.

  8. Advisers already taking ‘annuity for cash’ calls
    Mar 19, 2015

    Advisers already taking ‘annuity for cash’ calls

    Despite headlines shouting annuitants will soon be able to escape, industry experts predict annuity re-sale may now not go ahead.

  9. Jury is out on an annuity re-sale scandal
    Mar 18, 2015

    Jury is out on an annuity re-sale scandal

    Last year the chancellor lifted the lid on Pandoras’s pensions box; now he plans to open it permanently.

  10. FCA could force annuity sellers to seek advice
    Mar 18, 2015

    FCA could force annuity sellers to seek advice

    There is a strong case for requiring annuity holders looking to sell their policy to talk to an adviser, government concludes.

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