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15:01

Pension freedom fails to result in best deal for savers

Industry experts give their view on the Association of British Insurer’s latest figures.

Sipps & Ssas| 12:02

Advisers ‘paranoid’ as Sipp P2P lending surges

Sipp distribution deals and the Innovative Finance Isa likely to help smooth the way to acceptance, provider predicts.

From Your Industry| 08:25

HSBC on plans to expand into retirement advice

Group planning to make service available for more customers in the near future.

From Investments| 08:14

Aviva says D2C platform will not compete with advisers

Charges will start at 0.40 per cent for the first £50,000 of assets, dropping to zero fees for any assets over £500,0000.

Sep 02, 2015

MPs told advisers should man Pension Wise

The Financial Services Consumer Panel listed a number of issues with the service in letter to MPs.

Annuities| Sep 02, 2015

ABI reveals £1.3bn paid out in cash since pension freedoms

Just under half of customers buying an annuity changed provider, while just over half of income drawdown customers switched.

Analysis & Opinion

10:41

Making sense of salary sacrifice

There can be benefits to giving up cash remuneration in exchange for increased employer pension contributions, childcare or other workplace...

10:35

Ssas SOS

Pensions Ombudsman finds Royal London Personal Pension made the right decision to block a customer’s transfer, though said it could have...

Pension-itis epidemic

Jeff Prestridge| Aug 26, 2015

Pension-itis epidemic

I’ve got serious case of ‘pensionitis’, not helped by the fact that the July Budget has caused a risk to tax relief on pension contributions

Our flat-rate pensions are already in a right state

James Coney| Aug 26, 2015

Our flat-rate pensions are already in a right state

It turns out that not everyone who has paid their NICs for 35 years will qualify for the £155 a week

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Pension Consolidation

Many existing pension contracts can consolidate all pension pots into one.

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.

FTAdviser Blog

Adding value around the AE opportunity

The Pension Regulator’s latest figures show where advisers can be of most use to smaller employers.

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

Future of Auto-Enrolment - April 2015

The biggest problem facing most is under-provision - and that’s what auto-enrolment is all about.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Target Date funds

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

Special Reports

Retirement Income Planning - March 2015

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

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

Recent Articles
  1. Advisers and accountants must collaborate for AE to work
    08:32

    Advisers and accountants must collaborate for AE to work

    Use of technology and processes crucial to making auto-enrolment a success.

  2. Adding value around the AE opportunity

    Adding value around the AE opportunity

    The Pension Regulator’s latest figures show where advisers can be of most use to smaller employers.

  3. Equity release specialist drops arrangement fees
    From Mortgages| Sep 02, 2015

    Equity release specialist drops arrangement fees

    Marketing director admits upfront charges are difficult for customers and plans need to reflect that.

  4. MPs to question ABI, NAPF and McPhail on freedoms
    Sep 02, 2015

    MPs to question ABI, NAPF and McPhail on freedoms

    Heads of pension industry trade bodies and research groups to be grilled by MPs.

  5. Lack of new homes put off equity release downsizers
    From Mortgages| Sep 02, 2015

    Lack of new homes put off equity release downsizers

    Nearly half of advisers surveyed said clients could not find suitable homes to move into.

  6. Fidelity’s Parkin on DB to DC transfers
    Sep 01, 2015

    Fidelity’s Parkin on DB to DC transfers

    The head of retirement at Fidelity Worldwide Investment said there could be other routes to achieving what the client wanted

  7. HMRC reintroduces Australian fund to Rops list
    Sep 01, 2015

    HMRC reintroduces Australian fund to Rops list

    This follows the list being slashed of all Australian funds earlier this year.

  8. Lloyds accuses Fos of basing decision on ‘speculation’
    Sep 01, 2015

    Lloyds accuses Fos of basing decision on ‘speculation’

    The ombudsman rejected an appeal made by the bank against a previous decision.

  9. Network gives members 7 months to pass at-retirement exam
    From Your Industry| Sep 01, 2015

    Network gives members 7 months to pass at-retirement exam

    Support will be given to get advisers through the recent ‘R08’ exam.

  10. Aviva tells gov’t ‘rethink the way you explain pensions’
    Sep 01, 2015

    Aviva tells gov’t ‘rethink the way you explain pensions’

    One poll finds 78 per cent favouring an upfront incentive for pension tax relief.

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