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Personal Pensions| 14:12

Labour vows pension tax relief double whammy

Latest pre-election policy announcement focuses on restricting the lifetime and annual allowance.

From Your Industry| 14:06

Treasury mistrust and pension launches: the week in news

Pensions, pushes by providers into advice, mistrust and regulatory issues were this week’s key themes.

From Your Industry| 13:58

Tenet shareholder group touts sale to providers

Ex-director group’s 6 per cent stake could give enlarged Aviva a controlling stake in adviser network.

Personal Pensions| 12:01

Simple funds, clear information: Scot Wids prepares

Chief executive invests ‘millions’ in pension changes

From Regulation| 11:59

FCA ‘second line of defence’ focuses on tax and health

Clients will be given personalised risk warnings even if they have taken advice.

Pensions| 10:23

Police pension could be target for transfers - MacGillivray

Police officers could be targetted by advisers keen on DC scheme transfers

Personal Pensions| 09:08

Pension saving at record high: ONS

Largest increase has been in the 22 to 29 age group, where saving has doubled over the last year.

Analysis & Opinion
Annuities can often be terrible value

Tony Hazellon| Feb 25, 2015

Annuities can often be terrible value

Tony Hazell airs his thoughts on financial matters

The reader would have had to live to 130 just to get his money back

John Lappinon| Feb 16, 2015

Pension freedoms reforms are under starter’s orders

Platforms and fund managers have yet to get to grips with new retirement reforms.

Jeff Prestridgeon| Feb 11, 2015

Pensions clock ticking

With voters soon going to the polls and pension freedoms looming, financial planners have their work cut out.

Personal Pensions| Feb 11, 2015 |

Running the rule over defined benefit

For a significant number of people with particular goals, a transfer away from a DB pension can be extremely beneficial.

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Multi-Asset and Pensions

The opportunity for savers aged 55 plus to keep hold of their pots and put them in a product of their choosing from April onwards is a huge step...

Special Reports

Choices in Retirement - February 2015

It is clear at least that the government is aware of the scale of the challenges consumers coming to retire face.

FTAdviser Blog

EIS as an annuity substitute post-April

We view EISs as an area where advisers can demonstrate real value to their clients.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Bypass Trusts and Pension Freedoms

Questions have been raised about whether bypass trusts have a role to play in tax planning in the future.

Special Reports

Small Self-Administered Schemes - February 2015

Money Management’s latest statistics reveal the SSAS market is growing from strength from strength.

FTAdviser Blog

Fresh annuity-related redress puts spotlight on review

News Review: Friends Life underpaid 1,200 customers as a result of mis-calculated with-profits bonuses.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Property in Sipps

A wide range of rules cover investing in property through a Sipp.

Special Reports

Income Options - November 2014

Most investors want income - with the pension changes they may just want investment-based income for longer.

FTAdviser Blog

Of course life companies are backing annuity re-sales

New Review: Providers would retain risk pool and would avoid writing a welter of cheques.

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From Your Industry| 09:05

Lloyds resumes dividend payments

Results reveal Lloyds is still feeling the impact of the costs and reduction in income related to SJP sale in 2013.

From Your Industry| 09:02

National firm ‘very offended’ at Treasury’s lack of trust

LEBC director is furious that advisers are tasked with paying for guidance but not trusted to deliver it.

Annuities| Feb 26, 2015

More savers deferring decision ahead of reforms

Over the last year, the number of annuities sold fell 64 per cent.

From Investments| Feb 26, 2015

Aviva raises question on re-packaged retirement funds

Income solutions are attractive alternatives to annuities but they do not provide guarantees.

Annuities| Feb 26, 2015

L&G mulls fixed-term annuity to counter value risks

Provider says launch is directly linked to both the pension freedoms which come into full force in April.

Sipps & Ssas| Feb 26, 2015

FCA data reveal fraction of Sipp assets ‘non-standard’

Sipp expert estimates that the top 20 providers look after just over 80 per cent of total assets.

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