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Pensions| Apr 20, 2015

How retirement planning advice will change

Unique webinar covering the world of holistic financial planning at-retirement in the wake of pension freedoms.

From Your Industry| Apr 20, 2015

Royal London apologises for advised client warning ‘error’

Insurer says forms requested by adviser will be fast-tracked after it had attempted to offer direct warnings.

From Your Industry| Apr 20, 2015

Towry readying simplified advice offerings in second half

Once Ashcourt Rowan restructuring completes, firm also plans to get back into the M&A market next year.

From Mortgages| Apr 20, 2015

HSBC kicks off rate war with first sub-2% five-year fix

Commentator suggests deals that follow will target those that now have access to their pension pots.

Personal Pensions| Apr 17, 2015

Insistent clients and election pledges: The week in news

Maiden simplified solution and commission trail adviser awkwardness feature in the weekly round-up.

Pensions| Apr 17, 2015

There is latent demand for new products: MetLife

More flexible pensions will hit the market once the reforms are bedded in

Sipps & Ssas| Apr 17, 2015

HMRC crackdown prompts pension takeover refusals

Dentons says it has turned away eight to 10 schemes so far this year.

Analysis & Opinion
Retirement freedoms: Slow, but sure

Kevin O'DonnellonPersonal Pensions| Apr 16, 2015

Retirement freedoms: Slow, but sure

The over-55s are taking their time to think of where best to put their cash, either in investment funds or in buy-to-lets.

Some sophisticated investors will want to take more risk than most and that is their prerogative

Garry HeathonRegulation| Apr 16, 2015

Leave policymaking to the people who know best

Following the failure of the RDR, only advisers can improve the industry, not out-of-touch politicians

John LappinonPersonal Pensions| Apr 13, 2015

If we mismanage reform, Ucis will come back to haunt us

Consumers who draw out cash post-retirement may be ripe for mis-marketing.

Tony HazellonPersonal Pensions| Apr 01, 2015

Well-cushioned MPs blind to lifetime allowance needs

After the government’s pension reforms, its decision to punish the thrifty is inexplicable

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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

Future of Auto-Enrolment - April 2015

The biggest problem facing most is under-provision - and that’s what auto-enrolment is all about.

FTAdviser Blog

Why another April change could cost you clients

Firms without mobile-ready sites will begin to be down-ranked by the dominant search provider.

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

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

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

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.

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Personal Pensions| Apr 17, 2015

Canada Life reveals pension freedom product pricing

No difference in price between the pension investment plan and the flexible drawdown plan.

Personal Pensions| Apr 16, 2015

Manifesto Review: Pensions tax raids raise hackles

Experts praise stability of system with pledges to support new freedoms, but warn tax relief seen as soft target.

From Your Industry| Apr 16, 2015

Third of people will see a retirement adviser: survey

Study still finds one-fifth do not plan to get advice from anyone regarding their retirement options.

Pensions| Apr 16, 2015

Aegon to put ‘annuity-style’ guarantees on platform

Chief executive reveals two major launches in the coming weeks, including “UK first” for platforms.

From Your Industry| Apr 16, 2015

Insistent client ‘surge’ to undermine transfer specialism

Sesame says defined benefit transfers will fall outside the range of “tolerance” for most advisers.

From Mortgages| Apr 16, 2015

Over half of over 40s looking at buy-to-let in retirement

New research also finds almost a quarter of those approaching retirement regret their pension saving.

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