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Pensions Ombudsman admits it’s struggling to cope

Numbers of new investigations up 21 per cent year-on-year.

From Regulation| Jul 02, 2015

Pensions Regulator sees complaints quadruple

Only 16 complaints were received in 2013-2014 but in 2014-2015 49 were received.

From Regulation| Jul 02, 2015

Five things I learned from the FCA’s annual report

Loss making regulator cites consumer credit costs and losses made by its staff pension scheme.

Jul 02, 2015

Zurich latest to offer non-advised drawdown

Third quarter launch for corporate scheme customers, with retail and legacy clients being considered later.

Jul 02, 2015

Pension transfers could cost overseas residents double

Pensions technical specialist raises concerns over proposed changes to transfer rules.

Jul 01, 2015

Treasury told of possible mis-selling post-freedoms

Jessop Fund Managers boss has told the Treasury that insistent clients pose problems for advisers and providers alike

Analysis & Opinion
Commission for later life is vital

Jul 01, 2015

Commission for later life is vital

An independant organisation overseeing issues related to later life would be better than rushed-through and chaotic legislation

Don’t let your pension be a hostage to time

Jul 01, 2015 |

Don’t let your pension be a hostage to time

As more people are turning away from the security of annuities, they are at risk of events that could slash their income

Government drawdown piggy bank would quieten critics

John Lappin| Jun 29, 2015

Government drawdown piggy bank would quieten critics

A ‘Nest for drawdown’ may take a lot of heat out of the pension reform argument

Devil is in the detail for pension freedoms

From Special Report: Pension Freedoms - June 2015| Jun 24, 2015

Devil is in the detail for pension freedoms

It’s not all been smooth sailing for pension freedoms, with questions now raised over encashment charges.

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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

Unpicking why pensions prove a turn-off to women

Women are already subject to lower income than men already in retirement.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Buy-to-let and Pension Freedoms

Doors to investing in property have been flung open again.

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

Time to retire the pension?

One thing is clear: pensions are at a crossroads.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Blended Retirement Solutions

Savers are increasingly using a wide range of retirement income sources.

Special Reports

Retirement Income Planning - March 2015

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

FTAdviser Blog

Freedom winners will write doom-mongers out of history

There’s a danger that Friends Life’s decision to break ranks could cause a domino effect.

Recent Articles
  1. FCA sticks with £950k plan to monitor Pension Wise
    From Regulation| 11:12

    FCA sticks with £950k plan to monitor Pension Wise

    Policy statement from regulator claims it has support for plans to keep tabs on the information offered through Pension Wise.

  2. Nest appoints new CEO to follow Tim Jones
    From Your Industry| 11:04

    Nest appoints new CEO to follow Tim Jones

    Helen Dean is currently executive director, product and marketing at the organisation.

  3. Unpicking why pensions prove a turn-off to women

    Unpicking why pensions prove a turn-off to women

    Women are already subject to lower income than men already in retirement.

  4. FCA warns providers on pension freedom problems
    Jul 01, 2015

    FCA warns providers on pension freedom problems

    Regulator sends firms requests for information about any barriers faced by consumers since 6 April.

  5. HMRC slashes Australian funds from overseas pensions list
    Jul 01, 2015

    HMRC slashes Australian funds from overseas pensions list

    Number of registered overseas pension schemes plummets.

  6. Regulator starts work on pension exit charges
    Jul 01, 2015

    Regulator starts work on pension exit charges

    Results will inform government consultation and are due to be published later this summer.

  7. Guide to Target Date funds
    From Training| Jul 01, 2015

    Guide to Target Date funds

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

  8. New trustee appointed over ‘pension liberation’ fears
    Jun 30, 2015

    New trustee appointed over ‘pension liberation’ fears

    Concerns rise that the London Quantum Retirement Benefit Scheme has been used for liberation.

  9. More costly to withdraw pension to pay mortgage
    Jun 30, 2015

    More costly to withdraw pension to pay mortgage

    National adviser suggests other options if lender is pushing for early retirement repayment.

  10. Call for early pension access to be reconsidered
    Jun 30, 2015

    Call for early pension access to be reconsidered

    Fresh call for early access restrictions on pensions to be changed for financial hardship, but fears remain over possible unintended consequences.

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