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Regulation| Oct 22, 2014

DWP to abolish ‘short service’ pension refunds

From October 2015 schemes will only be able to make refunds within the first 30 days of membership.

Regulation| Oct 22, 2014

RBS granted ‘immunity’ after revealing banking ‘cartels’

RBS and JPMorgan found to be involved in two separate Swiss franc interest rate cartels.

UK Regulation| Oct 22, 2014

Treasury’s guidance choices surprise Garnier

Treasury select committee member thinks Citizen’s Advice Bureau is too generalist

Regulation| Oct 22, 2014

Ex-Sense AR in police probe over fraud allegations

Regulator tips off Police Scotland to fraudulent investment scheme.

From Insurance| Oct 22, 2014

FCA remains silent on £2.5m Clifford Chance inquiry

Silence over the Davis Inquiry sparks Freedom of Information Act request from Panacea Adviser

From Pensions| Oct 22, 2014

Advisers complain of auto-enrolment latecomers

Half of advisers surveyed said half of the employers they deal with turned to them “very close” to their staging date.

From Your Industry| Oct 22, 2014

HMRC tax avoidance demands reach £250m

Accelerated payments regime on course to recover £7.1bn of disputed tax by March 2016.

Analysis & Opinion
Advisers must intervene before guidance crashes

John LappinonInvestments| Oct 20, 2014

Advisers must intervene before guidance crashes

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

There should also have been incentives to allow accredited adviser firms to provide such services lower down the income scale

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.

Gill Cardyon| Oct 02, 2014

Let us apply consistent standards

An open letter to Caroline Wayman, chief executive, Financial Ombudsman Service.

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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

Retirement - June 2014

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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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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UK Regulation| Oct 21, 2014

FCA: ‘Watch this space’ - mass market advice is on the way

Regulators taken to task over guidance guarantee in a hearing this morning.

Regulation| Oct 21, 2014

Pension freedoms expose pots to bankruptcy orders

Landmark ruling from 2012 has not been overturned leaving pension funds exposed, warn experts.

From Pensions| Oct 21, 2014

MGM offers to hold annuity lump sums to avoid ‘death charge’

Value protection payments can be held until more favourable tax rules come in next Spring.

From Mortgages| Oct 21, 2014

Mortgage complaints jump 55%: Fos

Over the last three years the Financial Ombudsman Service has seen a steady increase in complaints about mortgages.

UK Regulation| Oct 21, 2014

Fos sees surge in annuity complaints post-Budget

Personal pension complaints up 132 per cent as Sipps see claims more than double.

From Mortgages| Oct 20, 2014

West Brom buy-to-let clients set for day in court

Building society tells FTAdviser that it is standing by its decision and preparing itself for the court date.

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