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Sipps & Ssas| May 23, 2016

Fos demands pay-out for ‘execution-only’ Harlequin investor

Client believed she was speaking to a “pensions expert” who was in fact a Harlequin agent.

Pensions| 15:01

DC schemes recover from January carnage

Defined contribution schemes just £10bn short of their all-time high, as membership soars past those of DB schemes.

Pensions| 08:41

Past performance leads to drawdown misconceptions

Morningstar research rejects 4% US figure and recommends 2.5% for UK retirees

Annuities| May 23, 2016

Aegon’s Jarrett to retire

Duncan Jarrett will leave the company in June, to be replaced by Mark Till.

Pensions| May 23, 2016

The People’s Pension overtakes Nest as biggest AE scheme

Government-sponsored scheme loses its status as the UK’s largest auto-enrolment scheme by assets under management.

Personal Pensions| May 23, 2016

Zurich to offer pensions guidance

Insurer says proposition has been created by customers around the principles of ‘user centred design’.

Personal Pensions| May 23, 2016

Turner calls for speedy increase of state pension age

Former chairman of the FSA’s proposal would lift the pension age to 70 within 14 years, a radical acceleration of the current timetable.

Analysis & Opinion
10 types of protection you might be unaware of

From Insurance| Oct 06, 2015 |

10 types of protection you might be unaware of

Werewolves, vampires, ghosts and UFOs are some of the things you can get cover for.

Lloyds of London are cited to insure against werewolf attacks, encounters with zombies and nasty vampire bites

John LappinonPersonal Pensions| Oct 05, 2015

Ludicrous ‘Pisa’ symbolic of lopsided pension reforms

Further pension changes are in the works, whatever the decision on pensions Isas.

Emma Ann HughesonPersonal Pensions| Oct 02, 2015

I auto-enrolled and all I got was a lousy Fiat 500

Headlines generated by the sweeping changes of pension freedom have made many equate retirement savings pots with sports cars.

Personal Pensions| Oct 01, 2015

Invention is the mother of necessity

A new way of doing pensions has not led to an increase in innovative services, but providers must adapt more quickly to the changes

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Adviser Guides

Guide to A-Day 10 years on

The world of pensions was meant to have been simplified. The opposite has happened.

Special Reports

With pension freedoms comes responsibility

Introducing our Special Report on ‘retirement income’

FTAdviser Blog

Real risks of pension freedom

Real risks of the new regime will take more than a generation to be made manifest.

Adviser Guides

Guide to the Budget 2016

Great support for young people but the Chancellor missed the opportunity to help the UK’s elderly population.

Special Reports

Hybrids and blends on the road to pension freedoms

The pensions landscape is starting to take shape and a combination of products seems key to making it work

FTAdviser Blog

From City trader to home counties adviser

Adviser went from City trader to IFA when he joined the Lonsdale Services IFA training scheme.

Adviser Guides

Guide to advising on pensions and equality

Various acts of parliament have sought to ensure equality for all British citizens but the pensions industry is playing catch up.

Special Reports

Sipps – April 2016

Money Management’s biannual survey is here. Read on for more on the state of the Sipp market.

FTAdviser Blog

Making advice work in the workplace

How employers can be used to help people get financial guidance

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Annuities| May 23, 2016

Aegon sells £3bn annuity book

Transaction structured as a reinsurance contract, covering about 27,000 of in-payment policyholders.

From Regulation| May 20, 2016

More MMR, pension policy and Sipps: the week in news

EU referendum and regulatory decisions also make our round-up of the last five days.

From Mortgages| May 20, 2016

Building societies race ahead in older borrower coverage

Nearly 30 building societies will now lend up to 80 or 85 years or have no maximum age limit.

Sipps & Ssas| May 20, 2016

Dentons in acquisition talks with several Sipp providers

Sipp specialist is speaking to a “a number” of providers looking to exit the Sipp market.

Pensions| May 20, 2016

Nest chair: Investment apathy crucial to auto-enrolment

Otto Thoresen says auto-enrolment providers should not expect all of their members to engage.

Pensions| May 19, 2016

Frank Field plans pensions ‘mega bill’ on DB schemes

MP says final salary pension scheme members may have to accept reduced payouts if growth does not pick up.

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