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From Regulation| 13:36

Campaigner clashes with Aegon over EU regulations

Sticking point surrounds possible inclusion of pension products in Mifid II implementation.

From Your Industry| May 26, 2015

Simplybiz calls for small firm ‘regulatory dividend’

Support service group also calls for the abolishment of the Money Advice Service.

May 26, 2015

Retirees could lose out due to state pension confusion

Provider suggests paying voluntary national insurance contributions or delaying taking the state pension.

From Regulation| May 26, 2015

Ombudsman orders transfer in latest liberation ruling

Pension ombudsman publishes his eighth liberation decision.

From Your Industry| May 26, 2015

PFS calls for action on unregulated advice ‘grey area’

Society’s chief executive warns of consumer consequences post-pension freedoms.

May 22, 2015

One in seven will totally rely on state pension

Research also shows women less financially prepared for retirement than men.

Analysis & Opinion
Should UK go Dutch on pensions

May 20, 2015

Should UK go Dutch on pensions

Holland’s collective workplace schemes are the envy of the world, but even these need reforming

Altmann will have to tackle pensions piggy bank

John Lappin| May 18, 2015

Altmann will have to tackle pensions piggy bank

New pensions minister Ros Altmann may well have the toughest job in the cabinet.

Penalty fees make a mockery of freedoms

May 13, 2015 |

Penalty fees make a mockery of freedoms

Mr Osborne did not mention tax, and neither did he mention the practicalities of taking income.

A slice of the PIE

May 07, 2015

A slice of the PIE

A well-run pension increase exchange can be a valid retirement choice

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Blended Retirement Solutions

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

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

HMRC can apply new ‘unlimited’ £60 a day penalties

Triggering the new money purchase annual allowance brings with it new obligations on clients.

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

Retirement Income Planning - March 2015

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

FTAdviser Blog

FCA refuses to absolve advisers from pension warnings

In a recent admission, FCA says advisers receive risk warnings from providers as part of the ‘second line of defence’.

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

Income Drawdown - March 2015

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

FTAdviser Blog

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.

Recent Articles
  1. Fos complaints, reforms consequences: This week’s news
    From Your Industry| May 22, 2015

    Fos complaints, reforms consequences: This week’s news

    It appears that the ‘unintended consequences’ of the pension freedoms will continue to roll on.

  2. Clients will pay 70% less than adviser average
    From Your Industry| May 22, 2015

    Clients will pay 70% less than adviser average

    Almost half of those surveyed intend to manage pension options without seeking any professional advice.

  3. Aegon rolls out longevity and retirement centre
    From Your Industry| May 22, 2015

    Aegon rolls out longevity and retirement centre

    Firm’s centre will be teaming up with experts.

  4. Equiniti strengthens team with double hire
    From Your Industry| May 22, 2015

    Equiniti strengthens team with double hire

    One will head up administration business, while the other will head up data solutions propositions.

  5. Freedoms drive ‘record levels’ of adviser referrals
    May 22, 2015

    Freedoms drive ‘record levels’ of adviser referrals

    Double the number of customers are taking up financial advice as a direct result of the pension freedoms.

  6. Friends Life chief investment officer steps down
    From Your Industry| May 21, 2015

    Friends Life chief investment officer steps down

    Exiting investment chief will serve full six month notice period.

  7. Firm launches cash drawdown service
    May 21, 2015

    Firm launches cash drawdown service

    New service available from the age of 55, with a minimum transfer in of £1,000.

  8. Aviva plans summer launch for ‘third way’ products
    May 21, 2015

    Aviva plans summer launch for ‘third way’ products

    Firms finds blends of annuity and drawdown style products to be the most efficient way to move forward.

  9. Key Retirement hires retirement options leader
    May 20, 2015

    Key Retirement hires retirement options leader

    New appointment moves across from similar role at Retirement Solutions.

  10. May 20, 2015

    BlackRock multi-asset fund offers low-cost AE compliance

    Industry expert opinion on the BlackRock Dynamic Allocation Fund

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