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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.

Apr 17, 2015

Canada Life reveals pension freedom product pricing

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

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.

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.

Apr 15, 2015

Providers see 214% boost in calls since freedom day: ABI

Average of 57,483 calls on at-retirement reforms received each day since 6 April.

Analysis & Opinion
Retirement freedoms: Slow, but sure

Kevin O'Donnell| 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.

A paean to our premium pensions minister

Tony Hazell| Apr 16, 2015

A paean to our premium pensions minister

Steve Webb has delivered reforms that were sorely needed.

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

John Lappin| 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.

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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

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 Income Planning - March 2015

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

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

Income Drawdown - March 2015

Income drawdown is set to become the default retirement income option for more savers from April.

FTAdviser Blog

Say ‘no’ to insistent professional bodies

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

Recent Articles
  1. Further evidence of providers keeping schtum
    Apr 15, 2015

    Further evidence of providers keeping schtum

    Lack of pension provider contact in lead up to reforms has not stopped people informing themselves.

  2. Ombudsman to publish fresh Capita Oak decision
    Apr 15, 2015

    Ombudsman to publish fresh Capita Oak decision

    Campaigners lobbying on behalf of members of Capita Oak have been frustrated with a perceived regulatory hold-up.

  3. Future of Auto-Enrolment - April 2015
    From Our Publications| Apr 14, 2015

    Future of Auto-Enrolment - April 2015

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

  4. Greens call for revolutionary ‘citizen’s pension’
    Apr 14, 2015

    Greens call for revolutionary ‘citizen’s pension’

    Party puts the cost of the new pension at £116bn, to be funded by halving tax and NI incentives.

  5. Tories place housing at heart of manifesto
    From Your Industry| Apr 14, 2015

    Tories place housing at heart of manifesto

    Pre-election pledges tackle housing, social care and tax.

  6. Advisers face ‘awkward’ pension commission conversations
    Apr 14, 2015

    Advisers face ‘awkward’ pension commission conversations

    “In many cases the employer hasn’t really questioned what the actual commissions being paid for advice were,” consultant says.

  7. Pensions tax relief being used as ‘election piggy bank’
    Apr 14, 2015

    Pensions tax relief being used as ‘election piggy bank’

    Advisers agree pre-election manifestos show your pensioner benefits are safe, unless you are a wealthy pensioner.

  8. How retirement advice is changing
    Annuities| Apr 13, 2015

    How retirement advice is changing

    FTAdviser is broadcasting a live educational webinar on Friday (17 April).

  9. How has your retirement advice changed?
    Annuities| Apr 13, 2015

    How has your retirement advice changed?

    FTAdviser is broadcasting a live educational webinar on Friday (17 April) and wants to hear your experiences.

  10. Labour confirms mansion tax and pension relief restrictions
    From Regulation| Apr 13, 2015

    Labour confirms mansion tax and pension relief restrictions

    Measures pledged to fund NHS and cuts tuition fees.

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