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UK Regulation| Nov 26, 2014

HM Treasury: FCA immunity is sacrosanct

City regulator needs immunity from prosecution if it is to do its job effectively: HM Treasury

From Pensions| Nov 26, 2014

Labour warns of pensions mis-selling scandal

Labour accuses the government of treating those first retirees next April like “guinea pigs”.

From Pensions| Nov 26, 2014

Napf opts for £10k auto-enrolment pay trigger

Trade body says it is “too complex” to raise the auto-enrolment trigger in-line with CPI or earnings growth.

From Mortgages| Nov 26, 2014

Lender updates criteria to include S106 agreements

Agreements added by a planning authority to control how the land is used, often by requiring purchasers to reside or work in the area.

Regulation| Nov 25, 2014

Equitable Life payments near £1bn mark

A further 10,000 payments issued since July.

From Pensions| Nov 25, 2014

Pension transfer due diligence code due within weeks

Group set up in February, responding to growing threat posed by pension liberation fraud.

From Pensions| Nov 25, 2014

Industry welcomes U-turn on pension access reporting

Providers had warned of widespread fines for savers unable to contact schemes within tight timeframe.

Analysis & Opinion
Advising across Europe is easier than you think

From Your Industry| Nov 25, 2014

Advising across Europe is easier than you think

Charges may not always be clear, but there are few obstacles for advisers that wish to advise expat clients.

The longest a UK investment firm will have to wait until it can commence business in a branch based in Germany is two months

Ashley WassallonUK Regulation| Nov 14, 2014

Pension reforms: Risk vs ‘responsibility’

Consumer Panel solution is to take advice to benefit from claims protection - because then you can eat your cake and have it too.

Tony Hazellon| Nov 05, 2014

Where were you all? IFAs absent from pensions bill debate

Why did MPs fail to call those who will deliver advice?

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.

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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?

Special Reports

Retirement - June 2014

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

FTAdviser Blog

Who has their hands on the wheel of regulation?

Regulation, we are told, is a vital part of society.

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

Sipps - June 2014

Pensions have dominated much of the newsflow in recent months.

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.

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.

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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 Your Industry| Nov 25, 2014

Latest FCA data show adviser numbers stable since RDR

Since the start of the year there has been a further 11 per cent fall in advisers at banks and building societies.

UK Regulation| Nov 25, 2014

Osborne relents on pension freedoms reporting burden

Savers will now only have to inform schemes they actively contribute to and will have 91 days to do so.

Regulation| Nov 25, 2014

Regulator reveals credit card review terms

Study will focus on ease of shopping around, how firms recover costs and issues around unaffordable lending.

Regulation| Nov 24, 2014

FCA gives wealth managers all clear on in-house product use

Regulator finds no evidence of a failure to manage conflicts of interest when wealth managers put clients into in-house funds.

From Mortgages| Nov 24, 2014

Older borrowers frozen out by MMR: Imla

Fears of a future clampdown by regulators are preventing mortgage lenders from offering loans that stretch into people’s retirement.

From Pensions| Nov 24, 2014

Labour pushes for drawdown charge cap

Consultation asks what a large-scale master trust’s typical default drawdown total expense ratio could be.

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