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15:57

Standard Life U-turn on default fund position

Now: Pensions and Nest’s strategies have remained broadly the same, while others have amended their funds.

11:36

Fears mount HMRC will cull Canadian Qrops next

Confusion between domestic Canadian legislation and UK’s Qrops rules.

08:42

DWP rolls out yet another auto-enrolment ad campaign

More than 1.3m small and micro firms will have to offer a workplace pension between now and 2018.

Jul 03, 2015

Guidance for pensions Sorp delivers ‘fair value hierarchy’

Guidance has been published by Pensions Research Accounts Group and Investment Association.

From Regulation| Jul 03, 2015

Regulatory reporting and pensions problems: this week’s news

Our round-up of the last five days also includes Greek tragedy and Qrops trouble down under.

From Regulation| Jul 03, 2015

FCA sticks with £950k plan to monitor Pension Wise

Policy statement from regulator claims it has support for plans to keep tabs on the information offered through Pension Wise.

Analysis & Opinion
Commission for later life is vital

Jul 01, 2015

Commission for later life is vital

An independant organisation overseeing issues related to later life would be better than rushed-through and chaotic legislation

Don’t let your pension be a hostage to time

Jul 01, 2015 |

Don’t let your pension be a hostage to time

As more people are turning away from the security of annuities, they are at risk of events that could slash their income

Government drawdown piggy bank would quieten critics

John Lappin| Jun 29, 2015

Government drawdown piggy bank would quieten critics

A ‘Nest for drawdown’ may take a lot of heat out of the pension reform argument

Devil is in the detail for pension freedoms

From Special Report: Pension Freedoms - June 2015| Jun 24, 2015

Devil is in the detail for pension freedoms

It’s not all been smooth sailing for pension freedoms, with questions now raised over encashment charges.

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Target Date funds

In the last few months alone two providers have launched target date funds.

Special Reports

Pension freedoms teething trouble

George Osborne to consult on pension freedoms process after many of those trying to access their funds find they are facing exit penalties.

FTAdviser Blog

Unpicking why pensions prove a turn-off to women

Women are already subject to lower income than men in retirement.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Buy-to-let and Pension Freedoms

Doors to investing in property have been flung open again.

Special Reports

Future of Auto-Enrolment - April 2015

The biggest problem facing most is under-provision - and that’s what auto-enrolment is all about.

FTAdviser Blog

Time to retire the pension?

One thing is clear: pensions are at a crossroads.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Blended Retirement Solutions

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

Special Reports

Retirement Income Planning - March 2015

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

FTAdviser Blog

Freedom winners will write doom-mongers out of history

There’s a danger that Friends Life’s decision to break ranks could cause a domino effect.

Recent Articles
  1. Nest appoints new CEO to follow Tim Jones
    From Your Industry| Jul 03, 2015

    Nest appoints new CEO to follow Tim Jones

    Helen Dean is currently executive director, product and marketing at the organisation.

  2. Unpicking why pensions prove a turn-off to women
    FTAdviser Blog| Jul 03, 2015

    Unpicking why pensions prove a turn-off to women

    Women are already subject to lower income than men in retirement.

  3. Pensions Ombudsman admits it’s struggling to cope
    Jul 03, 2015

    Pensions Ombudsman admits it’s struggling to cope

    Numbers of new investigations up 21 per cent year-on-year.

  4. Pensions Regulator sees complaints quadruple
    From Regulation| Jul 02, 2015

    Pensions Regulator sees complaints quadruple

    Only 16 complaints were received in 2013-2014 but in 2014-2015 49 were received.

  5. Five things I learned from the FCA’s annual report
    From Regulation| Jul 02, 2015

    Five things I learned from the FCA’s annual report

    Loss making regulator cites consumer credit costs and losses made by its staff pension scheme.

  6. Zurich latest to offer non-advised drawdown
    Jul 02, 2015

    Zurich latest to offer non-advised drawdown

    Third quarter launch for corporate scheme customers, with retail and legacy clients being considered later.

  7. Pension transfers could cost overseas residents double
    Jul 02, 2015

    Pension transfers could cost overseas residents double

    Pensions technical specialist raises concerns over proposed changes to transfer rules.

  8. Treasury told of possible mis-selling post-freedoms
    Jul 01, 2015

    Treasury told of possible mis-selling post-freedoms

    Jessop Fund Managers boss has told the Treasury that insistent clients pose problems for advisers and providers alike

  9. FCA warns providers on pension freedom problems
    Jul 01, 2015

    FCA warns providers on pension freedom problems

    Regulator sends firms requests for information about any barriers faced by consumers since 6 April.

  10. HMRC slashes Australian funds from overseas pensions list
    Jul 01, 2015

    HMRC slashes Australian funds from overseas pensions list

    Number of registered overseas pension schemes plummets.

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