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From Your Industry| May 22, 2015

Fos complaints, reforms consequences: This week’s news

It appears that the ‘unintended consequences’ of the pension freedoms will continue to roll on.

May 19, 2015

Divorcees must check earmarking pension orders

Action to protect benefits must be taken or divorcees could be left without a pension, says wealth manager.

May 13, 2015

Partnership positive on annuities despite further decline

Bulk annuity sales also fall significantly quarter-on-quarter.

May 12, 2015

Zurich offloads £1.2bn legacy annuity book

Most of the firm’s legacy annuities were transferred in 2007.

May 12, 2015

Just Retirement diversifies after sales fall 22%

Firm hires asset manager to provide risk graded multi-asset funds does bulk annuity deal.

May 12, 2015

Royal London boasts business boost from 6 April

Pension freedoms providing stimulus to sales of individual pension and drawdown facility, bosses claim.

Analysis & Opinion
Pension freedoms: when no means no

May 15, 2015

Pension freedoms: when no means no

When it comes to accessing pensions, it shouldn’t be advisers making the call, says Richard Bishop.

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

John LappinonPensions| May 05, 2015

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.

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Blended Retirement Solutions

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

Special Reports

Post-Freedom Retirement Planning - May 2015

All you need to know about the retirement freedoms

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 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

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

Retirement Income Planning - March 2015

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

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. Post-Freedom Retirement Planning - May 2015
    From Our Publications| May 22, 2015

    Post-Freedom Retirement Planning - May 2015

    All you need to know about the retirement freedoms

  2. What does the Tory win mean for you and your clients?
    May 11, 2015

    What does the Tory win mean for you and your clients?

    Ahead of the debate please submit advance questions for our expert panel.

  3. What the election result will mean for your clients
    May 11, 2015

    What the election result will mean for your clients

    Were you sad to see former pensions minister Steve Webb MP go, or just glad the Mansions Tax isn’t on the cards?

  4. Aviva Investors gets £20bn injection from Friends deal
    May 07, 2015

    Aviva Investors gets £20bn injection from Friends deal

    Aviva sees annuity sales plummet 60 per cent following last year’s Budget changes.

  5. Companies to pay for advice to aid DB transfers
    May 05, 2015

    Companies to pay for advice to aid DB transfers

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

  6. More using equity release as pension supplement: Bower
    May 01, 2015

    More using equity release as pension supplement: Bower

    More data supports equity release growth due to pension freedoms.

  7. Grace rules Aegon out of annuity market
    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.

  8. One in four landlords to invest pension in property
    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.

  9. LV’s life and heritage sales jump 19%
    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.

  10. Equity release provider to increase LTVs on health grounds
    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.

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