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Personal Pensions| 08:45

MPs to question ABI, NAPF and McPhail on freedoms

Heads of pension industry trade bodies and research groups to be grilled by MPs.

From Mortgages| 08:32

Lack of new homes put off equity release downsizers

Nearly half of advisers surveyed said clients could not find suitable homes to move into.

Personal Pensions| Sep 01, 2015

Fidelity’s Parkin on DB to DC transfers

The head of retirement at Fidelity Worldwide Investment said there could be other routes to achieving what the client wanted

Personal Pensions| Sep 01, 2015

HMRC reintroduces Australian fund to Rops list

This follows the list being slashed of all Australian funds earlier this year.

Personal Pensions| Sep 01, 2015

Lloyds accuses Fos of basing decision on ‘speculation’

The ombudsman rejected an appeal made by the bank against a previous decision.

From Your Industry| Sep 01, 2015

Network gives members 7 months to pass at-retirement exam

Support will be given to get advisers through the recent ‘R08’ exam.

Personal Pensions| Sep 01, 2015

Aviva tells gov’t ‘rethink the way you explain pensions’

One poll finds 78 per cent favouring an upfront incentive for pension tax relief.

Analysis & Opinion
Pension-itis epidemic

Jeff PrestridgeonPersonal Pensions| Aug 26, 2015

Pension-itis epidemic

I’ve got serious case of ‘pensionitis’, not helped by the fact that the July Budget has caused a risk to tax relief on pension contributions

Ever since Osborne announced pension freedoms in his July Budget, pensionitis has taken grip

James ConeyonPersonal Pensions| Aug 26, 2015

Our flat-rate pensions are already in a right state

It turns out that not everyone who has paid their NICs for 35 years will qualify for the £155 a week

InterviewfromInvestments| Aug 05, 2015

Firing Line: Andy Clark

‘It’s a very sensitive client group’ – HSBC sees opportunity in pension freedom investors.

John LappinonPersonal Pensions| Aug 03, 2015

Pension reforms push retirees towards scammers

Pension transfers should come with stern warnings to avert ill-judged blunders.

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Pension Consolidation

Many existing pension contracts can consolidate all pension pots into one.

Special Reports

September 2015: Income drawdown

The latest Money Management special report looks into income drawdown and how it has been developing over the past year.

FTAdviser Blog

FSCS risks turning into a ‘protection’ racket

Instead of extending its own remit, the compensation scheme needs to reform before consumers need protecting from it rather than by it.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Summer Budget 2015

During his speech the chancellor repeatedly said “we are a nation that spends too much and has too much debt”.

Special Reports

Pensions and Tax - July 2015

George Osborne warns he is ‘open to further radical change’ of pensions and taxes.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Target Date funds

In the last few months alone two providers have launched target date funds.

Special Reports

Pension freedoms teething trouble

George Osborne to consult on pension freedoms process after many of those trying to access their funds find they are facing exit penalties.

FTAdviser Blog

Government needed to get guidance right first

Advisers are having to deal with calls from their clients who simply do not want to hear what is the best course of action.

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Annuities| Sep 01, 2015

Yorkshire raises red flag about pension cash going into P2P

One in five advisers have seen an increase in clients asking about P2P lending as an alternative investment.

From Investments| Aug 28, 2015

Speculation, crashes and complaints: The week in news

The last five days also brought with them another ‘robo advice’ deal and more FSCS levy complaints.

Annuities| Aug 28, 2015

Retirement Advantage says new product is unique

The launch date is yet to be confirmed, but plans are “very well advanced”.

Personal Pensions| Aug 27, 2015

Consultancy slams vertically integrated master trusts

“We don’t like the bias that is created - it is not the same as commission but it is similar,” pension consultancy says.

Personal Pensions| Aug 27, 2015

Beware the pension ‘bank account’ gimmick: OMW

Both a pension Isa and a pension bank account are dangerous ideas

Personal Pensions| Aug 27, 2015

Over half a million will use pension to pay off mortgage

Figure is actually down by almost half from last year.

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