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11:59

Pension reforms to benefit long-term care

Reforms must not forget potential benefits for later life medical care, argue advisers and providers.

Jan 29, 2015

Provider offers flat fee ‘zombie’ pension access option

Broker will let retirees access all their cash, either advised or non-advised, for a flat fee.

From Regulation| Jan 29, 2015

Ombudsman warns of claims over unblocked pension transfers

Consumers planning complaints against Capita Oak in particular told to wait until a decision is made.

Jan 29, 2015

James Hay sees 30% increase in adviser queries

Rush to figure out death benefit changes given as reason for surge in enquiries.

From Investments| Jan 29, 2015

Standard Life wrap launches at-retirement DFM service

A spokesperson for Standard Life said it was “devised with the regulatory changes coming up”.

Jan 28, 2015

Survey confirms need for pension advice: Blackrock

Asset manager survey reveals 81 per cent said that they do not know how to get the best income generating investments.

Analysis & Opinion
Advice-like provider pensions role must be limited

Ashley WassallonAnnuities| 12:09

Advice-like provider pensions role must be limited

I’m all in support of bolstering the defence, but we must not undermine the spirit of the reforms.

Jan 28, 2015

Guidance hopefuls being sifted

Applications process saw ‘significant turnout’

‘You know if you want £5,000 or £20 a month until you die’

Annuities| Jan 22, 2015

‘You know if you want £5,000 or £20 a month until you die’

Steve Webb outlines to FTAdviser his vision for a fairer retirement income market.

Jan 21, 2015

When liberation does not mean freedom

Ombudsman finds against scheme administrator who failed to respond to transfer request, but client may still lose his money

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Guide to Bypass Trusts and Pension Freedoms

Questions have been raised about whether bypass trusts have a role to play in tax planning in the future.

FTAdviser Blog

Like it or not, the pension ‘credit card’ is coming

News Review: We are edging closer to pensions working like bank accounts, but is this really what was intended?

Adviser Guides

Guide to Workplace Pensions

Historically, many public and private sector organisations have provided a defined benefit pension scheme for staff.

FTAdviser Blog

Don’t take the state pension for granted

Regarding the number of NI years needed to get a full state pension, we are actually moving back in time.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Annuities Post-Pension Freedoms

How did the Budget shake up annuities in particular, and how are these products are set to change?

FTAdviser Blog

Advisers may not have hiked fees enough

Fear of clients walking away could be forcing advisers to swallow increasing cost burden.

Recent Articles
  1. Provider push-back and ‘zombie’ pensions: the week in news
    From Regulation| 13:52

    Provider push-back and ‘zombie’ pensions: the week in news

    This week also saw an evolution in advice delivery and a landmark legal victory for the West Brom.

  2. Swiss Re calls for pensions income protection policy
    Jan 27, 2015

    Swiss Re calls for pensions income protection policy

    Protection expert says pension income protection policy would “build quite nicely on the concept of auto-enrolment”.

  3. Guidance will be steered to ‘telephone and digital’ delivery
    From Your Industry| Jan 27, 2015

    Guidance will be steered to ‘telephone and digital’ delivery

    Comments come as Money Advice Service calls for advisers to register for referral directory.

  4. Timing of FCA’s ‘second line of defence’ will be crucial
    Jan 27, 2015

    Timing of FCA’s ‘second line of defence’ will be crucial

    Advisers flag up their concerns on providers new ‘second line of defence’ remit.

  5. Providers urge caution on advice-style pension ‘defence’
    Jan 27, 2015

    Providers urge caution on advice-style pension ‘defence’

    Detail on regulator’s plan for provider push back will be crucial, life companies warn.

  6. Pension Wise website to be unveiled next month
    Jan 26, 2015

    Pension Wise website to be unveiled next month

    “There’s an alphabet soup of organisations” involved in tackling liberation, pensions minister says.

  7. FCA green light for provider pension freedom push back
    From Regulation| Jan 26, 2015

    FCA green light for provider pension freedom push back

    It will be possible for firms to provide risk warnings without providing regulated advice, FCA says.

  8. Pension scammer activity trebles in three months
    Jan 26, 2015

    Pension scammer activity trebles in three months

    Research shows 29 per cent would consult an IFA before releasing cash, but 46 per cent would only get advice from family and friends.

  9. One in five unsure what to do with pension post-April
    Jan 26, 2015

    One in five unsure what to do with pension post-April

    Just 7 per cent intend to take their fund as cash to spend frivolously, according to study.

  10. Provider push-back and brutal honesty: The week in news
    Jan 23, 2015

    Provider push-back and brutal honesty: The week in news

    Webb’s pronouncements, FCA steadfast, ratings agency honesty, network model doubt and ECB stimulus lead the agenda.

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