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From Pensions| 08:58

Standard Life Sipp clients face further compensation delay

Compensation scheme is still unable to pay out as discussions with HMRC over tax consequences continue.

From Pensions| 12:27

Death tax exemption extended to protected annuities

Treasury says rules may be extended to other areas as ‘further clarifications’ emerge.

From Your Industry| 11:53

FSCS declares seven firms in default

Clients encouraged to seek compensation from advisers no longer able to pay claims against them.

From Pensions| 09:09

Details emerge on latest pension tax ‘game changer’

New rules put puts income drawdown at a significant tax advantage over annuity and occupational pension schemes.

From Pensions| Sep 29, 2014

Specialist annuity firms fall on latest pension tax shake-up

Updated: Just Retirement and Partnership set new 52-week low during today’s trading session, data reveal.

Regulation| Sep 29, 2014

FCA still expects most advisers to see reduced RMAR costs

Regulator remains of the view that costs across the financial advice industry will halve.

From Pensions| Sep 29, 2014

Osborne: ‘It’s your money and you decide what to do with it’

Chancellor states that pensions tax changes begin today, not next April.

Analysis & Opinion
Is Consumer Panel’s assessment fair?

John Lappinon| Sep 22, 2014

Is Consumer Panel’s assessment fair?

New regulations will reduce mis-selling and quell clients’ suspicions about IFAs.

The removal of commission should, over time, remove more and more doubts – real and imagined – about advisers

John Lappinon| Sep 08, 2014

FCA is steamrolling over an industry with few friends

Only when the political climate changes will advisers’ expertise be taken seriously

Gill CardyonUK Regulation| Sep 10, 2014

The arduous task of proving your ‘independence’

I genuinely could not work out what you needed to actually do differently to meet this ‘new definition’.

UK Regulation| Sep 04, 2014

Positive action, but slow progress

Despite the will on behalf of regulators to increase accountability and act on bonuses, much still needs to be done

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Guide to Adviser Charging

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Retirement - June 2014

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

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It’s time the FCA enforced TCF principles

News Review: Laudable rules to prevent unintended consequences are being ignored by lenders.

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

Sipps - June 2014

Pensions have dominated much of the newsflow in recent months.

FTAdviser Blog

Reforms undermine RDR drive to put a value on advice

Week in Brief: Responses to guidance consultation, mis-selling fears and the regulator admits to mistake.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Trivial Commutation post-Budget

Trivial commutation is an option for pension scheme members, which allows them to exchange small pensions for a taxable lump sum.

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Six top tips to get the best PI terms

In certain circumstances many underwriters welcome the opportunity to meet with their policyholders.

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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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From Pensions| Sep 29, 2014

Chancellor delivers another blow to annuity market

New opportunities for advisers created following today’s pension tax benefit news.

From Pensions| Sep 29, 2014

Advisers cite opportunities from latest pension tax overhaul

Abolishing ‘death tax’ “will really encourage clients to make the decision right for their own lifestyle”.

From Pensions| Sep 29, 2014

Chancellor to cut pension death tax rate

Second stage of Mr Osborne’s at-retirement reform seen as further blow to annuities market.

Regulation| Sep 26, 2014

Qrops providers expect tax charges to fall

Government expected to create level playing field between UK pension schemes and overseas qualifying schemes.

From Pensions| Sep 26, 2014

Friends Life names independent governance committee

Provider responds to new rules on contract-based DC pension scheme governance ahead of January 2015 deadline.

Regulation| Sep 26, 2014

FCA establishes new team to scrutinise funds industry

The fund authorisation and supervision team will be led by Andrew Coulson as the FCA looks to bring in “cradle to the grave” fund scrutiny.

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