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Annuities| 08:14

Advice valuation concern raised with annuity re-sales

Similar governance to defined benefit transfers need to be in place for the annuity re-sale market, industry experts say.

Pensions| 08:40

Tech experts help launch Smart Pension platform

Tech experts have rolled out a cutting-edge auto-enrolment platform.

Pensions| Apr 01, 2015

Aviva nabs GPP client, bypassing adviser

Aurora displeased after provider goes direct

From Your Industry| Apr 01, 2015

Mas to go into beta with 4,500 advisers, but work needed

Problems occur as soon as you get specific.

From Your Industry| Apr 01, 2015

Friends in referral deal with Foster after Sesame closure

Provider says new partnership will enable more people to access financial advice.

Pensions| Apr 01, 2015

Over 55s ‘must think’ before investing in buy-to-let

Provider warns those considering ‘pension freedoms’ legislation to be wary of residential property investment

Annuities| Apr 01, 2015

Big providers sign up to secondary annuity market

LV and Legal & General are among first to express interest in buying products.

Analysis & Opinion
Should retirees be advised to raid their annuities?

John LappinonPensions| Mar 23, 2015

Should retirees be advised to raid their annuities?

In spite of the pensions overhaul, the best option may be to leave annuities well alone.

Some may not have need for the annuity with the benefit of knowing exactly what their outgoings are in retirement

Personal Pensions| Apr 01, 2015

Clampdown on pension income recycling

Five case studies unravel the complexities of new arrangements around the money purchase annual allowance

Tony HazellonPersonal Pensions| Mar 25, 2015

Slow transfers to freedom-friendly providers likely

We know that not every company will offer all the flexibility that is technically possible after pension freedom day.

Jeff PrestridgeonPersonal Pensions| Mar 25, 2015

Planner’s paradise

After hero-worshipping George, I would then be raising a glass or two to the understated pensions minister Steve Webb

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Adviser Guides

Guide to The Brave New Pensions World

Advisers have to change the way they assess the potential risks and reward of retirement options moving forwards.

Special Reports

Retirement freedoms special report - April 2015

This month, Money Management delves into the world of retirement freedoms and asks what areas advisers can be looking into in the new landscape.

FTAdviser Blog

Too much legislation is clogging the pensions dream

Over 80,000 separate documents represent the pensions legislation which affects the UK to date.

Adviser Guides

Key Adviser Issues in Budget 2015

Everything you need to know about the key measures affecting you and your clients from George Osborne’s sixth Budget.

Special Reports

Self-invested personal pensions – April 2015

The next 18 months are going to prove very challenging for Sipp providers.

FTAdviser Blog

Say ‘no’ to insistent professional bodies

A chartered financial planner responds to Keith Richards’ article on declining to service insistent clients.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Pension Wise and Retirement Guidance

When the government announced its sweeping reforms of the ‘at-retirement’ market in the 2014 Budget, it offered a guidance guarantee.

Special Reports

Retirement Income Planning - March 2015

Reforms will trigger the most fundamental rethink of at-retirement advice in years.

FTAdviser Blog

Banks not bashful over pension bank account refusals

Would-be Ssas holder pointed in direction of FTAdviser article which states refusals go beyond rules.

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From Your Industry| Apr 01, 2015

Advisers must update due diligence: Standard Life

Provider suggests eight key questions that advisers should ask when choosing the right drawdown partner.

Personal Pensions| Apr 01, 2015

High fees continue to be main exit barrier: TD Investing

Providers not responding quickly enough to customers’ needs, DIY firm says.

From Mortgages| Apr 01, 2015

Legal and General completes equity release firm deal

The proposed acquisition was first announced in February this year.

Sipps & Ssas| Apr 01, 2015

Concerns over pension provider Harlequin values

Fos case ascribing blame to Sipp providers sets ‘dangerous precedent’, it is warned.

Annuities| Apr 01, 2015

MGM launches ‘money back’ annuity

Option caters to customer concerns around annuities retaining the balance of the fund on death.

Personal Pensions| Apr 01, 2015

ABI warns consumers not to rush for freedoms

Six points also warn of lump sum tax implications and the perils of pension scammers.

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