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Annuities| 14:59

Annuity competition has never been weaker: Moneyfacts

Annuity rates now at record lows, having declined by as much as 12 per cent since the start of the year.

13:33

DT builds retirement profiling tool for Saga

Tool gives a range of expected performance using risk profile asset allocation models.

Jul 26, 2016

High risk pension transfer advice costs advice firm

Ombudsman rules adviser should have known requirement for 8 per cent return to match the final salary scheme’s benefits was “a high risk transaction.”

Jul 26, 2016

One in seven over-65s boost pensions by working

Median earnings from working are £296 a week adding up to annual pay of nearly £15,400 for those aged 65 plus.

Jul 25, 2016

Zurich demands new rules to crackdown on pension scammers

Raising the regulatory bar could help force illegitimate introducers out of the market, says Zurich director.

Jul 25, 2016

BHS pension blackhole blamed on Green’s personal greed

Sir Philip Green must act now to find a resolution for BHS pensions, members of parliament conclude.

Analysis & Opinion
DC versus DB: not all pension transfers are created equal

Jul 27, 2016 |

DC versus DB: not all pension transfers are created equal

Pension transfers involve a number of key considerations before they can be deemed suitable, a good starting point is the FCA’s conduct of business...

More must be done to attract young to pensions: Portafina

Jul 22, 2016

More must be done to attract young to pensions: Portafina

Portafina’s managing director says better use of technology can help engage younger workers.

12:11

Navigating pound cost ravaging in retirement

Market volatility in the wake of the EU referendum means those wanting to plan for retirement or dip into their pension pot need advice on risk and...

Who will pay for aged care?

Jun 22, 2016 |

Who will pay for aged care?

A significant number of people in the UK will be looking to meet annual costs of around £29,000 for an undetermined period from a finite amount of...

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Special Reports

With pension freedoms comes responsibility

Introducing our Special Report on ‘retirement income’

FTAdviser Blog

Trustee responsibilities post pension freedoms

There has been lots of talk in the sector recently about governance.

FTAdviser Blog

Should you talk about pensions on Valentine’s Day?

Aegon’s regulatory guru suggests some couples co-operation to help with retirement.

FTAdviser Blog

Pensions year summarised by distinct events

Freedom and choice, the summer Budget and the Autumn Statement defined pensions across 2015.

Recent Articles
  1. Altmann claims DWP and Treasury are split on Lisa
    Jul 22, 2016

    Altmann claims DWP and Treasury are split on Lisa

    Baroness Altmann stepped down from her role as pensions minister so she could “speak freely” on pensions topics.

  2. Platforms’ cut prices risk commercial suicide: AJ Bell
    From Investments| Jul 22, 2016

    Platforms’ cut prices risk commercial suicide: AJ Bell

    Several platforms reduced charges in 2014 and 2015 in anticipation of the pension freedoms.

  3. DWP delays planned PPF regulations for pensioners
    Jul 21, 2016

    DWP delays planned PPF regulations for pensioners

    Ex-pensions minister Ros Altmann has said it is “disappointing” the DWP has failed to allow regulations.

  4. Jul 20, 2016

    Mystery shopper: Dorset

    This week the mystery shopper visits Dorset. He was automatically enrolled into a workplace pension scheme a year ago but is unhappy with the...

  5. Gov’t under pressure to ban pension cold calls
    Jul 20, 2016

    Gov’t under pressure to ban pension cold calls

    According to AJ Bell, making this activity illegal would create a valuable barrier between savers and those who want to take their money.

  6. L&G completes £750m pension buy-in for ICI Pension fund
    Jul 19, 2016

    L&G completes £750m pension buy-in for ICI Pension fund

    According to Legal & General, large pension funds are moving towards an incremental approach to pension risk transfer.

  7. Standard Life offers DB to DC transfers support
    Jul 14, 2016

    Standard Life offers DB to DC transfers support

    Provider produces a questionnaire for advisers to use with clients to see if they understand the implications of transferring their pension.

  8. Brexit benefits some DB pension schemes
    Jul 13, 2016

    Brexit benefits some DB pension schemes

    While plummeting gilt yields have damaged defined benefit pension scheme funding levels a handful have seen deficits reduce, says Xafinity.

  9. Tpas sees increase in inquiries but fails to meet targets
    Jul 08, 2016

    Tpas sees increase in inquiries but fails to meet targets

    Despite growth in customer volumes, industry body reports need for performance improvements.

  10. Brexit kicks pension tax relief change into long grass
    Jul 08, 2016

    Brexit kicks pension tax relief change into long grass

    Attention on net pay arrangements versus relief at source have been delayed by HM Treasury as a result of the EU Referendum.

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