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15:44

Revealed: Wide variation in pension access charges

With just five weeks to go until the reforms come in several providers still cannot reveal charges.

15:08

Three-quarters of retirees have not taken pension advice

Only 17 per cent of people have spoken to their product provider about their pension.

12:02

Providers begin revising pension access warnings

Few surprises in regulator’s update, but insurers still up against it to make April deadline.

11:58

Which overseas pensions will offer new freedoms?

Scheme will run until the end of May, including free set-up and no administration charges for 12 months.

11:39

Market View: Industry rails against Labour tax relief cuts

Proposals by the Labour Party include cutting tax relief on incomes over £150,000 from 40 per cent to 20 per cent.

From Regulation| 11:37

FCA publishes final rules on AE charging cap

Confirmation follows earlier announcement that transaction costs on workplace schemes are to be reviewed.

Analysis & Opinion
Fos is the elephant in the pension freedom room

Ashley WassallonRegulation| Feb 27, 2015

Fos is the elephant in the pension freedom room

Surely advisers should be able to give a recommendation, but assist a client with their wishes.

Feb 26, 2015

With pension freedoms come responsibility

The incoming pension freedoms are a challenge for investor and adviser alike

Personal pensions: On the up

Feb 24, 2015 |

Personal pensions: On the up

An interesting year ahead for the market and personal pensions seem to be performing better. Charlotte Richards looks at this year’s survey results.

Jones has flown the Nest

Feb 19, 2015

Jones has flown the Nest

Tim Jones steps down from Nest with his eyes firmly on his next venture: e-money

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Adviser Guides

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.

Special Reports

Choices in Retirement - February 2015

It is clear at least that the government is aware of the scale of the challenges consumers coming to retire face.

FTAdviser Blog

Pension ‘freedoms’ will be less simple than they appear

News Review: Savers will be able to dip into their pension whenever they like from April... well, maybe.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Workplace Pensions

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

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 Annuities Post-Pension Freedoms

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

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.

Recent Articles
  1. Pension ‘freedoms’ will be less simple than they appear

    Pension ‘freedoms’ will be less simple than they appear

    News Review: Savers will be able to dip into their pension whenever they like from April... well, maybe.

  2. Pension trading costs probe amid fear of ‘nasty surprises’
    08:59

    Pension trading costs probe amid fear of ‘nasty surprises’

    Government and regulator seek views on how schemes should disclose transaction costs.

  3. LV launches retirement income proposition for advisers
    08:46

    LV launches retirement income proposition for advisers

    Total investment in new proposition is around £200,000.

  4. Labour vows pension tax relief double whammy
    Feb 28, 2015

    Labour vows pension tax relief double whammy

    Latest pre-election policy announcement focuses on restricting the lifetime and annual allowance.

  5. Treasury mistrust and pension launches: the week in news
    From Your Industry| Feb 27, 2015

    Treasury mistrust and pension launches: the week in news

    Pensions, pushes by providers into advice, mistrust and regulatory issues were this week’s key themes.

  6. Simple funds, clear information: Scot Wids prepares
    Feb 27, 2015

    Simple funds, clear information: Scot Wids prepares

    Chief executive invests ‘millions’ in pension changes

  7. FCA ‘second line of defence’ focuses on tax and health
    From Regulation| Feb 27, 2015

    FCA ‘second line of defence’ focuses on tax and health

    Clients will be given personalised risk warnings even if they have taken advice.

  8. Pension saving at record high: ONS
    Feb 27, 2015

    Pension saving at record high: ONS

    Largest increase has been in the 22 to 29 age group, where saving has doubled over the last year.

  9. Lloyds resumes dividend payments
    From Your Industry| Feb 27, 2015

    Lloyds resumes dividend payments

    Results reveal Lloyds is still feeling the impact of the costs and reduction in income related to SJP sale in 2013.

  10. National firm ‘very offended’ at Treasury’s lack of trust
    From Your Industry| Feb 27, 2015

    National firm ‘very offended’ at Treasury’s lack of trust

    LEBC director is furious that advisers are tasked with paying for guidance but not trusted to deliver it.

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