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Annuities| Apr 22, 2014

Just Retirement follows LV with 1-year annuity launch

One-year option has same features as Just Retirement’s standard fixed-term annuity.

From Your Industry| Apr 22, 2014

Tax relief is latest pension reform battleground

Think-tank proposes scrapping relief altogether in favour of HM Treasury contribution of 50p for each £1 of savings.

Personal Pensions| Apr 17, 2014

Small businesses ‘gambling’ with auto-enrolment

A significant proportion of smaller businesses are not prepared for auto-enrolment and are “taking a gamble” by relying on their existing pension...

Pensions| Apr 17, 2014

Now: Pensions and ADP in payroll link

Now: Pensions is to provide UK payroll clients of ADP, the business outsourcing and human capital management provider, with an “integrated...

Personal Pensions| Apr 16, 2014

Single rate pension tax relief ‘easier said than done’

Restricting reforms to employee contributions would have “more muted impact” than Steve Webb wants, consultancy says.

Pensions| Apr 16, 2014

Funds given go-ahead to sell tobacco shares

Local government pension funds are being encouraged to sell their tobacco holdings following a legal challenge from British health workers,...

Pensions| Apr 16, 2014

Launch for new AE comparison service

Advisers who play an increasingly vital role in helping employers comply with auto-enrolment have to do far more than provide a price comparison...

Analysis & Opinion
Budget brings happy days back for advisers

Jeff PrestridgeonAnnuities| Apr 02, 2014

Budget brings happy days back for advisers

Osborne’s liberalisation of pensions will give advisers chance to demonstrate their financial know-how.

Pensions can once again assume the mantle of being the saver’s best friend – a position that Isas had threatened to take.

Tony Hazellon| Apr 03, 2014

Radical pensions reforms thrusts advisers into spotlight

Pensions advice becomes crucial.

Gill Cardyon| Apr 03, 2014

Providers have been playing fast and loose with annuities

It is no coincidence that annuities are provided by long-term life assurance businesses rather than the short-term insurance markets.

InterviewfromPersonal Pensions| Apr 03, 2014

Firing Line: Steve Herbert

Melanie Tringham talks to Jelf Group’s head of benefits strategy about the new spirit of co-operation in the employee benefits industry, dealing...

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Pension Charges

The longer the pension plan has been in place, the wider the variation in charges can be.

FTAdviser Blog

Adviser pension transfer fines portend slew of enforcement

Financial Conduct Authority reiterates its concerns about Sipps in two final notices issued today.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Funding Long-term Care

It is all too easy for people to ignore care costs until they are faced with the reality of paying for care for themselves or a loved one.

Special Reports

Income Drawdown - March 2014

Everyone knows annuities offer poor value, so should advisers be turning to drawdown for more clients?

FTAdviser Blog

Budget advice black holes and rebate revelations

Week in Brief: The government guarantee of ‘guidance’ is slowly being picked apart.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Budget 2014

Chancellor George Osborne boasted tax changes to benefit “the makers, the doers, and the savers”.

Special Reports

Small Self-Administered Schemes - January 2014

The commission structure in the pre-RDR world did not suit SSASs as much as other pension schemes.

FTAdviser Blog

Return of ‘free advice’ fallacy flies in face of RDR

Week in Brief: Guidance guarantee for pensioners under the spotlight while advisers demand clarity on trail.

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From Your Industry| Apr 15, 2014

Standard Life hits small firms to cover charge cap loss

Workplace pension scheme charges revised following DWP confirming a 0.75 per cent scheme charge cap.

Sipps & Ssas| Apr 15, 2014

Large life offices refuse to reveal rule change readiness

Close to two in five firms refuse to answer question on capital adequacy changes in latest Sipps survey.

Sipps & Ssas| Apr 14, 2014

Platforms look to improve adviser charging options

Cofunds has announced further improvements to the funding options available to advisers and their clients.

Annuities| Apr 14, 2014

Canada Life in advice push as it extends right to cancel

ABI member gives extra week cooling off time on guidance offered by trade body last week.

Annuities| Apr 14, 2014

RDR leaves ‘advice black hole’ in Budget plans

PwC warns annuity market could shrink by 75 per cent due to changes announced in the Budget.

Sipps & Ssas| Apr 11, 2014

Budget changes will double size of Sipp market

Sipp expert expects non-advised market to grow “far faster than it has done to date”.

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