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May 23, 2016

Zurich to offer pensions guidance

Insurer says proposition has been created by customers around the principles of ‘user centred design’.

May 23, 2016

Turner calls for speedy increase of state pension age

Former chairman of the FSA’s proposal would lift the pension age to 70 within 14 years, a radical acceleration of the current timetable.

May 19, 2016

Pension Wise will not cover Lifetime Isa or auto-enrolment

Minister responds to questions about extending free guidance service.

May 19, 2016

Phoenix Life under fire for pension exit charges

Phoenix Life has faced criticism for charging an adviser’s clients a 35 per cent pension exit penalty.

From Investments| May 19, 2016

RLAM’s Trevor Greetham criticises govt pension policy

Head of multi-asset says people who invest in Isas should use the same principles as a pensions wrapper.

From Regulation| May 18, 2016

Tighter rules for master trusts in Queen’s Speech

The Pensions Regulator will be handed greater powers to authorise and supervise the schemes and step in when necessary.

Analysis & Opinion

Emma Ann Hughes| May 20, 2016

Regulation remains reactive rather than proactive

The Queen’s Speech showed regulation is still reactive rather than proactive.

May 18, 2016

The good, the bad and the ugly

Master trust pension schemes have attracted bad press in the past but they also offer value to employers and employees

From Special Report: Retirement Income - May| May 18, 2016

Beyond the single product solution

A combination of annuities and drawdown options offers the best way to maximise their income in retirement

Time is ticking for closed-book providers

From Special Report: Retirement Income - May| May 18, 2016

Time is ticking for closed-book providers

With changes afoot at Canary Wharf, closed-book providers will need to do more to engage with policyholders

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Ssas

Ssas is beginning to look more attractive again.

Special Reports

With pension freedoms comes responsibility

Introducing our Special Report on ‘retirement income’

FTAdviser Blog

Should you talk about pensions on Valentine’s Day?

Aegon’s regulatory guru suggests some couples co-operation to help with retirement.

FTAdviser Blog

Pensions year summarised by distinct events

Freedom and choice, the summer Budget and the Autumn Statement defined pensions across 2015.

FTAdviser Blog

Don’t panic about workplace pensions

Early preparation and the right payroll solution are critical to minimising any staging headaches.

Recent Articles
  1. With pension freedoms comes responsibility
    From Our Publications| May 18, 2016

    With pension freedoms comes responsibility

    Introducing our Special Report on ‘retirement income’

  2. Get it right the first time
    From Special Report: Retirement Income - May| May 18, 2016

    Get it right the first time

    Non-advised annuity broking, execution-only drawdown and robo-advice will all have their place in the retirement income market, but the gold seal,...

  3. Scottish Widows launches active pension fund range
    May 17, 2016

    Scottish Widows launches active pension fund range

    Funds returned 4 per cent before charges during a first quarter soft launch, against 2.1 per cent for equivalent passive default.

  4. UK pensions swap huge hedge fund fees for shoddy returns
    May 17, 2016

    UK pensions swap huge hedge fund fees for shoddy returns

    Members receiving as little as one third of the performance.

  5. Webb accuses government of being hands off with dashboard
    May 16, 2016

    Webb accuses government of being hands off with dashboard

    Target date for the introduction of a pension dashboard set for 2019.

  6. Adviser must repay client for recycling investment advice
    From Your Industry| May 13, 2016

    Adviser must repay client for recycling investment advice

    Investment strategy lacked diversification and did not reflect the client’s risk rating.

  7. Aussie pension rules an opportunity for UK advisers
    May 13, 2016

    Aussie pension rules an opportunity for UK advisers

    Under previous rules, Britons moving to Australia simply had to comply with an annual cap of $180,000 (£91,500).

  8. Royal London life and pensions business grows 52%
    May 12, 2016

    Royal London life and pensions business grows 52%

    Insurance giant says it will concentrate on a non-advised offering to customers who do not use financial advisers.

  9. Panic over Aussie pension rule changes is premature
    May 12, 2016

    Panic over Aussie pension rule changes is premature

    A cap on Australian pension contributions affecting British expats could be scrapped in July.

  10. Industry blocks Treasury plans to scrap Lisa penalty
    From Investments| May 11, 2016

    Industry blocks Treasury plans to scrap Lisa penalty

    Treasury in talks to allow access to Lifetime Isa funds for events such as divorce or bankruptcy, without savers facing the 5 per cent early...

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