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Annuities| 13:57

Adviser under fire for annuity sale to terminally ill client

Advice firm has to pay compensation to client’s widow after they told her husband to buy an annuity when he was terminally ill.

From Regulation| 13:31

ARs pursued and FCA realisation: the week in news

What people are willing to pay for advice and yet another controversial ombudsman case also make the round-up.

From Mortgages| 10:49

Key Retirement: Equity Release Council is choking innovation

Group looking to fund new product which would not currently meet Equity Release Council standards.

From Mortgages| Apr 29, 2016

One in three expect to pay mortgage into retirement

Research reveals more than half of 18 to 45-year-olds are worried their mortgage burden will hamper ability to save for retirement.

Personal Pensions| Apr 28, 2016

TPR issues record fines for auto-enrolment failures

Pensions Regulator issued 96 escalating penalty notices this quarter, the most issued over any quarter.

Personal Pensions| Apr 28, 2016

ABI warns Pension Isa could return

Association of British Insurers and ex-pensions minister debate whether the Lifetime Isa is being used to trial the Pension Isa.

From Your Industry| Apr 28, 2016

FCA reveals what average advice firm looks like

Survey carried out in November reveals everything from use of technology to insistent client attitude.

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

Sipps – April 2016

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

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 the Budget 2016

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

Special Reports

Combine harvest

With market volatility hitting drawdown and low interest rated continuing to plague drawdown, the consensus is to blend both products

FTAdviser Blog

Making advice work in the workplace

How employers can be used to help people get financial guidance

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

Pensions Outlook – February 2016

Pension reforms are creating a whole new investment opportunity for both current and future retirees.

FTAdviser Blog

Lisa - the last nail in the Isa coffin

What is the Chancellor up to with his “next generation Budget”?

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Personal Pensions| Apr 28, 2016

eValue to enter retirement robo-advice market

Planned proposition will be designed to help consumers in drawdown make decisions.

Pensions| Apr 28, 2016

FCA exposes massive variation in pension advice charges

On the average pension pot, the highest and lowest charges clients could pay for initial advice vary 349 per cent.

Personal Pensions| Apr 28, 2016

MPs to investigate Pension Protection Fund

Work and pensions select committee to look at use of powers of the Pension Protection Fund by regulator in recent cases, including BHS.

From Your Industry| Apr 28, 2016

Altmann backs fixed price advice packages

Baroness Altmann says she supports the government’s advice allowance, as this is the first time MPs have taken the value of advice seriously.

Personal Pensions| Apr 28, 2016

Govt: 230,000 people raid pensions in first freedoms year

In the most recent quarter, 74,000 individuals withdrew £820m.

Personal Pensions| Apr 27, 2016

Lifetime Isa penalty exposes flawed govt thinking: Webb

Exit charges have been removed for workplace pensions while the government’s new Lifetime Isa comes with a 5 per cent penalty.

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