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Annuities| Oct 21, 2014

Aegon loses another ombudsman claim over ‘needless delays’

Pensions ombudsman criticises Aegon for “maladministration” over enhanced annuity purchase.

Oct 20, 2014

Rowanmoor warns only six-months to preserve big lump sums

Provider suggests member-directed scheme option to take advantage of benefit transfer.

Annuities| Oct 17, 2014

Your technical pension freedoms questions answered

‘Non-advised drawdown is an accident waiting to happen’, says pensions expert and workshop panelist.

Oct 16, 2014

‘Death tax’ cut to prompt pension property boom

New rules set to remove restrictions on passing down benefits on death and taking income from illiquid assets.

Annuities| Oct 15, 2014

10 key takeaways from the draft pensions bill

Amount of tax-free cash that can be ‘recycled’ has been reduced, while Treasury is set to pocket £4bn.

From Your Industry| Oct 14, 2014

Harlequin UK arm enters liquidation

Harlequin says focus is on establishing investment trust, securing finance and pushing ahead with development.

Analysis & Opinion
Pensions Bill scrambling shows guidance success critical

Ashley WassallonAnnuities| Oct 17, 2014

Pensions Bill scrambling shows guidance success critical

In a lot of the cases full advice should be recommended and would be well worth the expense.

Pensions changes will bring fresh opportunities

Hal AustinonAnnuities| Oct 15, 2014

Pensions changes will bring fresh opportunities

Doomsayers have already been shouting about people being profligate with their pots.

Pension freedoms webinar workshop

Annuities| Oct 13, 2014

Pension freedoms webinar workshop

They’ve been referred to as the biggest changes to pension tax rules for a generation, some say ever.

We’ll miss Osborne and Webb partnership if Labour triumph

Tony HazellonPersonal Pensions| Oct 08, 2014

We’ll miss Osborne and Webb partnership if Labour triumph

For those holding private pensions the rules are simple and fairer and the incentives to save look better.

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Retirement Income Options post-Budget

Many headlines in the aftermath of the Budget concentrated on the fantastic freedom and choice being introduced.

Special Reports

Self-Invested Personal Pensions - October 2014

This October’s Money Management Sipp survey

FTAdviser Blog

Fos landmark U-turn opens a can of worms

Fos reviews a ‘final’ decision, but questions remain over whether it has the legal authority to enforce any new ruling.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Pension Liberation

Any scheme which offers money from a pension fund before minimum pension age should ring alarm bells.

Special Reports

Self-Invested Pensions - May 2014

Sipps have been one of the big success stories of financial services.

FTAdviser Blog

Sipps need guidance to learn, consequences of NDCs

Week in brief: The ‘guidance guarantee’ debate rumbles on, as criticism of the regulator’s post-retirement non-guidance once again hits the fore.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Sipp Charges

Charges can be taken in a number of ways by a Sipp operator but recently advisers have been up in arms about exit fees.

FTAdviser Blog

Advisers must stand up and say ‘no’... to providers

Week in Brief: Scottish referendum panic and relief, advisers demanding wasted time fees and poor pension service.

Recent Articles
  1. Fos landmark U-turn opens a can of worms
    FTAdviser BlogonRegulation| Oct 14, 2014

    Fos landmark U-turn opens a can of worms

    Fos reviews a ‘final’ decision, but questions remain over whether it has the legal authority to enforce any new ruling.

  2. Advisers brand death tax changes ‘too good to be true’
    Personal Pensions| Oct 14, 2014

    Advisers brand death tax changes ‘too good to be true’

    Intermediaries voice caution to FTAdviser that new rules could yet be dumbed down.

  3. Sipps need guidance to learn, consequences of NDCs
    FTAdviser BlogonYour Industry| Oct 10, 2014

    Sipps need guidance to learn, consequences of NDCs

    Week in brief: The ‘guidance guarantee’ debate rumbles on, as criticism of the regulator’s post-retirement non-guidance once again hits the fore.

  4. Providers hit out at FCA over thematic review findings
    Oct 09, 2014

    Providers hit out at FCA over thematic review findings

    Self-invested pension firms say two-and-half pages of findings insufficient to improve behaviours.

  5. Guide to Retirement Income Options post-Budget
    From Training| Oct 08, 2014

    Guide to Retirement Income Options post-Budget

    Many headlines in the aftermath of the Budget concentrated on the fantastic freedom and choice being introduced.

  6. Annuities| Oct 08, 2014

    Pension freedoms and your clients

    Answer six questions below to bank your 30 minutes’ CPD from our live workshop.

  7. Hornbuckle digital move will uncover legacy errors
    From Your Industry| Oct 08, 2014

    Hornbuckle digital move will uncover legacy errors

    Tax relief misclaims now being corrected.

  8. BirthStar target date funds offered on individual schemes
    Oct 02, 2014

    BirthStar target date funds offered on individual schemes

    Rollout to Sipp and Ssas providers ahead of next April’s pension reforms.

  9. Bank rate cuts hit Sipp firms’ interest income
    Oct 02, 2014

    Bank rate cuts hit Sipp firms’ interest income

    “I don’t think it’s a coincidence that profit margins are falling and we’re seeing increased M&A activity”, expert says.

  10. Interview| Oct 02, 2014

    Firing Line: Richard Mattison

    Daniel Liberto talks to the founder and director of Whitehall Group about Ssas myth-busting, the problem with one-man DIY schemes and his plans for...

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