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UK Regulation| Oct 31, 2014

FCA ‘open’ to revising rigid eight-week complaints limits

Ombudsman says rule makes sense in the context of some disputes - but does not work in others.

From Your Industry| Oct 31, 2014

10 things you need to know from this week’s news

Week in Brief: Sesame’s latest fine, FCA facing judicial review challenge and fair value annuity buyouts proposed.

From Pensions| Oct 31, 2014

FCA warns on multi-million pound Sipp transfer scheme

At least 60-100 investors have invested as much as £3-4m.

Regulation| Oct 31, 2014

Former FSA staff stray in the wake of reshuffle

Freedom of Information request reveals staff movements at the FSA replacement bodies

From Your Industry| Oct 31, 2014

Sesame’s latest fine was a decade in the making

A decade of warning signs and fines that brought the national network to this point.

From Pensions| Oct 31, 2014

Pensions bill committee calls for evidence

Written submissions must be made before 20 November.

UK Regulation| Oct 30, 2014

Schemes will have to disclose transaction costs: FCA

Regulator expects Nest to benefit from pension scheme cap.

Analysis & Opinion
Let’s not terminate the Money Advice Service yet

John Lappinon| Oct 27, 2014

Let’s not terminate the Money Advice Service yet

Terrible start aside, the MAS still has a role to play in bridging the advice gap.

Damning MAS to oblivion in just one election cycle, despite an admittedly terrible start, may not be the answer.

John LappinonInvestments| Oct 20, 2014

Advisers must intervene before guidance crashes

Be aware that the likelihood of retirement income reforms going wrong is high.

John Lappinon| Oct 06, 2014

FCA’s new unit should allow advisers to sleep more soundly

Regulator’s 15-strong team is necessary to prevent another Arch Cru or Keydata.

Ashley WassallonUK Regulation| Oct 03, 2014

I don’t want your tax break, George

The country is all but broke, so if there is any spare money going around, it doesn’t need to go in my pocket.

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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

Retirement - June 2014

With annuitisation on its way out, will the insurance world adapt to the changing scene

FTAdviser Blog

Advisers may not have hiked fees enough

Fear of clients walking away could be forcing advisers to swallow increasing cost burden.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Adviser Charging

Cash is king when it comes to explaining adviser charges.

Special Reports

Sipps - June 2014

Pensions have dominated much of the newsflow in recent months.

FTAdviser Blog

Back to good old fashioned adviser bashing

News Review: Advice is becoming more important, but clearly there remains little appetite to talk the sector up.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Pension Liberation

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

FTAdviser Blog

Why Webb won’t ‘unwind’ legacy annuities

Such a move would surely be the end for specialist annuity providers which are struggling already.

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Isolated Regulation Changes| Pensions | 14 Nov 2013

Shake-up of workplace pensions

Proposals to reshape workplace pensions for future generations have been outlined by the Department for Work & Pensions.

RDR| Conduct of business | 25 Oct 2013

Rules for advisers accepting provider’s cash

Financial Conduct Authority explains what kind of payments advisers can accept from providers.

RDR| Investments | 25 Oct 2013

Permitted cash rebates to retail clients

The Financial Conduct Authority explains when provider can pay cash rebates to retail clients.

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Regulation| Oct 30, 2014

Six key points from Sesame’s final notice

The devil is in the detail for controversial national network.

UK Regulation| Oct 30, 2014

Sesame hit with £1.6m over pay-for-play inducements

Action is the fourth time regulator has fined Sesame.

From Pensions| Oct 30, 2014

‘Bringing drawdown to the masses’ now key challenge: report

“A crucial consideration for the products of the future must be simplicity”, says Apfa director general.

UK Regulation| Oct 30, 2014

Long-stop battle could end up in high court: Lakey

Campaigners expect to meet with the FCA next month to establish where they stand on the introduction of a long-stop.

From Pensions| Oct 30, 2014

Nest rival calls for restriction removal clarity

People’s Pension suggests an independent body to take responsibility for overseeing the pensions market.

UK Regulation| Oct 30, 2014

New agreement signed to clamp down on tax evasion

Government says new standards will increase HMRC’s ability to clamp down on tax evaders.

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