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10:21

Generation Y want £100k but only save £22 a month

Expectations outstrip savings, with 65 per cent of 18 to 35-year-olds not contributing to a workplace pension.

08:43

Aegon warns of annual allowance reduction triggers

Provider suggests three pension freedom strategies that maintain the £40,000 annual tax free amount.

08:42

HMRC toughens overseas pension warnings

Changes reflect statutory instrument which came into effect in the weeks ahead of pension reforms.

From Your Industry| Apr 20, 2015

Royal London apologises for advised client warning ‘error’

Insurer says forms requested by adviser will be fast-tracked after it had attempted to offer direct warnings.

From Your Industry| Apr 20, 2015

Towry readying simplified advice offerings in second half

Once Ashcourt Rowan restructuring completes, firm also plans to get back into the M&A market next year.

From Mortgages| Apr 20, 2015

HSBC kicks off rate war with first sub-2% five-year fix

Commentator suggests deals that follow will target those that now have access to their pension pots.

Analysis & Opinion
Income challenges in retirement

Annuities| 09:37 |

Income challenges in retirement

Defaqto Outsourcing Update: Pension freedoms bring new challenges for the ‘income generation’.

How retirement planning advice will change

Pensions| Apr 20, 2015

How retirement planning advice will change

Unique webinar covering the world of holistic financial planning at-retirement in the wake of pension freedoms.

Retirement freedoms: Slow, but sure

Kevin O'Donnell| Apr 16, 2015

Retirement freedoms: Slow, but sure

The over-55s are taking their time to think of where best to put their cash, either in investment funds or in buy-to-lets.

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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

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

Why another April change could cost you clients

Firms without mobile-ready sites will begin to be down-ranked by the dominant search provider.

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

Too much legislation is clogging the pensions dream

Over 80,000 separate documents represent the pensions legislation which affects the UK to date.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Pension Wise and Retirement Guidance

When the government announced its sweeping reforms of the ‘at-retirement’ market in the 2014 Budget, it offered a guidance guarantee.

Special Reports

Income Drawdown - March 2015

Income drawdown is set to become the default retirement income option for more savers from April.

FTAdviser Blog

Say ‘no’ to insistent professional bodies

A chartered financial planner responds to Keith Richards’ article on declining to service insistent clients.

Recent Articles
  1. A new lease of life for employee benefits

    A new lease of life for employee benefits

    Auto-enrolment is a nice example of the state staging a controlled exit from one of its roles in welfare provision.

  2. Insistent clients and election pledges: The week in news
    Apr 17, 2015

    Insistent clients and election pledges: The week in news

    Maiden simplified solution and commission trail adviser awkwardness feature in the weekly round-up.

  3. Canada Life reveals pension freedom product pricing
    Apr 17, 2015

    Canada Life reveals pension freedom product pricing

    No difference in price between the pension investment plan and the flexible drawdown plan.

  4. Manifesto Review: Pensions tax raids raise hackles
    Apr 16, 2015

    Manifesto Review: Pensions tax raids raise hackles

    Experts praise stability of system with pledges to support new freedoms, but warn tax relief seen as soft target.

  5. Third of people will see a retirement adviser: survey
    From Your Industry| Apr 16, 2015

    Third of people will see a retirement adviser: survey

    Study still finds one-fifth do not plan to get advice from anyone regarding their retirement options.

  6. A paean to our premium pensions minister
    Tony Hazell| Apr 16, 2015

    A paean to our premium pensions minister

    Steve Webb has delivered reforms that were sorely needed.

  7. Over half of over 40s looking at buy-to-let in retirement
    From Mortgages| Apr 16, 2015

    Over half of over 40s looking at buy-to-let in retirement

    New research also finds almost a quarter of those approaching retirement regret their pension saving.

  8. Providers see 214% boost in calls since freedom day: ABI
    Apr 15, 2015

    Providers see 214% boost in calls since freedom day: ABI

    Average of 57,483 calls on at-retirement reforms received each day since 6 April.

  9. Further evidence of providers keeping schtum
    Apr 15, 2015

    Further evidence of providers keeping schtum

    Lack of pension provider contact in lead up to reforms has not stopped people informing themselves.

  10. Ombudsman to publish fresh Capita Oak decision
    Apr 15, 2015

    Ombudsman to publish fresh Capita Oak decision

    Campaigners lobbying on behalf of members of Capita Oak have been frustrated with a perceived regulatory hold-up.

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