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15:44

Hargreaves is alone in pension transfer halt

A straw poll reveals providers are operating within their capacity to support pension transfer freedoms.

From Your Industry| 11:46

Friends Life admits data protection breach

IFA set to bill Friends Life at least £4,600 for time wasted on chasing up mistakes made by the provider.

11:27

Majority of scheme members unaware of liberation: TPR

Around a third of pension professionals reported scheme suspected members’ transfer requests were associated with scam activity.

From Mortgages| 08:39

Drawdown drives record levels of equity release lending

Equity release figures support the view that “retirement lending is an idea whose time has come”, retirement expert says.

Jul 27, 2015

Hargreaves halts advisory work for pension transfers

Firm sees advice requests more than double since pension freedom implementation.

From Your Industry| Jul 27, 2015

Provider is in ‘final stages’ of simplified proposition

Technology firm nearing completion of proposition likely to be adopted by providers and advisers.

Analysis & Opinion
Let pensions be simplified – but not to extinction

Tony Hazell| Jul 22, 2015

Let pensions be simplified – but not to extinction

Tony Hazell airs his thoughts on industry matters

Beginning of the end for pensions tax relief?

Jul 22, 2015 |

Beginning of the end for pensions tax relief?

The government is looking at axing pension tax relief, which would save Treasury £34bn a year

A silk purse for pensioners

Jul 22, 2015

A silk purse for pensioners

Let us not squander the possibility of introducing an element of incentive into pensions saving

Which?’s Oakley says we need another Nest

Jul 21, 2015

Which?’s Oakley says we need another Nest

Which? says why can’t the government create another provider like Nest.

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Summer Budget 2015

During his speech the chancellor repeatedly said “we are a nation that spends too much and has too much debt”.

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.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Target Date funds

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

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

Beware fly-by-night firms pushing pension freedoms

Around 60,000 pension savers have cashed in their pots, bringing Treasury £1bn tax windfall

Adviser Guides

Guide to Buy-to-let and Pension Freedoms

Doors to investing in property have been flung open again.

Special Reports

Retirement Income Planning - March 2015

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

FTAdviser Blog

A manifesto for the pensions industry

Get rid of the pensions red tape that serves no purpose other than to keep civil servants employed.

Recent Articles
  1. Data reveal one third expect to be in debt in retirement
    From Mortgages| Jul 27, 2015

    Data reveal one third expect to be in debt in retirement

    In many cases those people are entirely able to service their debts, but just need lenders to take a flexible approach, data shows.

  2. Alleged £19m pension liberators wound up
    Jul 24, 2015

    Alleged £19m pension liberators wound up

    Of the total sum £13.4m was invested in storage pods, investigation finds.

  3. F&TRC updates comparison tool for SME auto-enrolment
    Jul 24, 2015

    F&TRC updates comparison tool for SME auto-enrolment

    Service available free for Personal Finance Society members.

  4. More than 925,000 have used Pension Wise to date
    Jul 23, 2015

    More than 925,000 have used Pension Wise to date

    Old Mutual Wealth says Treasury data echoes the firm’s own research.

  5. A subliminal message of Isas good and pensions bad
    FTAdviser BlogonInvestments| Jul 23, 2015

    A subliminal message of Isas good and pensions bad

    I am perhaps a bit of a cynic...

  6. Professional body struggles to meet pension training demand
    Jul 23, 2015

    Professional body struggles to meet pension training demand

    “Never ending” need for updates to qualifications required to keep pace with regulatory and legislative change.

  7. Inheritance under threat with Britons lacking plans: Zurich
    From Your Industry| Jul 22, 2015

    Inheritance under threat with Britons lacking plans: Zurich

    Just 18 per cent said leaving an inheritance is an important factor to consider when planning financially for retirement.

  8. HMRC could ditch fixed protection advanced applications
    Jul 22, 2015

    HMRC could ditch fixed protection advanced applications

    Latest newsletter confirmed various changes proposed in the Budget.

  9. HMRC rules out Australian pension tax exemption
    Jul 21, 2015

    HMRC rules out Australian pension tax exemption

    Letter from the taxman makes it “very clear” that Australian schemes have not paid attention to UK rules, overseas pension expert says.

  10. Best retirement rate claim by new provider is questioned
    From Your Industry| Jul 21, 2015

    Best retirement rate claim by new provider is questioned

    New product is a halfway house between annuities and drawdown.

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