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13:43

Ombudsman decisions and consultations: The week in news

Half-year reporting, advice on writing wills and more Qrops scandal feature in our round-up.

09:03

Pension Market View: Now is the time to tackle high charges

Industry figures react to consultation on charges for access to pension pots.

From Your Industry| 08:57

Scottish Widows sees pension sales jump 25%

Profits reported in the group’s 2015 half year results were primarily driven by a £98m bulk annuity transaction.

Jul 30, 2015

Pensions minister mulls Webb’s legacy initiatives

“I have a huge job on my hands to steer these reforms through the coming period, ”Ros Altmann says.

Jul 30, 2015

Five key takeaways from exit charges consultation

Regulatory evidence gathering, defining exit penalties and what investment deductions may be made.

From Regulation| Jul 30, 2015

TPR issues 119 compliance notices over the quarter

In total, there have been 1,751 notices handed out by the regulator.

Analysis & Opinion
Nest feathers pensioners’ choices

Jul 30, 2015

Nest feathers pensioners’ choices

Report outlines strategy for three phases of retirement life in the light of the pension freedoms

A pension bombshell

Jeff Prestridge| Jul 29, 2015

A pension bombshell

Amid all the chaos of Osborne’s meddling, the Treasury is now inviting responses to its consultation document on scrapping tax relief

Do consumers need protection from pension firms?

Tony HazellonRegulation| Jul 29, 2015

Do consumers need protection from pension firms?

Tony Hazell airs his thoughts on industry matters

Let pensions be simplified – but not to extinction

Tony Hazell| Jul 22, 2015

Let pensions be simplified – but not to extinction

Tony Hazell airs his thoughts on industry matters

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Summer Budget 2015

During his speech the chancellor repeatedly said “we are a nation that spends too much and has too much debt”.

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.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Target Date funds

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

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

Beware fly-by-night firms pushing pension freedoms

Around 60,000 pension savers have cashed in their pots, bringing Treasury £1bn tax windfall

Adviser Guides

Guide to Buy-to-let and Pension Freedoms

Doors to investing in property have been flung open again.

Special Reports

Retirement Income Planning - March 2015

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

FTAdviser Blog

A manifesto for the pensions industry

Get rid of the pensions red tape that serves no purpose other than to keep civil servants employed.

Recent Articles
  1. Gov’t gives trio of options to tackle exit fees
    Jul 30, 2015

    Gov’t gives trio of options to tackle exit fees

    Treasury addresses ‘insistent clients’ in its consultation document.

  2. Firms see overseas pension referrals jump due to concerns
    Jul 30, 2015

    Firms see overseas pension referrals jump due to concerns

    Under the pension age test, schemes are required to assert savers are not able to access funds before the age of 55.

  3. Ombudsman warns legal action likely for missing pension
    From Regulation| Jul 30, 2015

    Ombudsman warns legal action likely for missing pension

    Ombudsman publishes thirteenth pension liberation decision.

  4. DeVere suspends ‘misleading’ Qrops website
    Jul 29, 2015

    DeVere suspends ‘misleading’ Qrops website

    DeVere says it will work with its affiliates to ensure that the site is routinely updated in the future.

  5. DWP scraps paper-based pension service for digital
    Jul 29, 2015

    DWP scraps paper-based pension service for digital

    Aegon’s regulatory strategy director hopes move will pave the way for the ‘pensions dashboard’.

  6. Over 10m savers not checking pension pots: Aviva
    Jul 29, 2015

    Over 10m savers not checking pension pots: Aviva

    Advisers say many do not realise how much they have got or how poorly invested their pots now are.

  7. Hargreaves is alone in pension transfer halt
    Jul 28, 2015

    Hargreaves is alone in pension transfer halt

    A straw poll reveals providers are operating within their capacity to support pension transfer freedoms.

  8. Friends Life admits data protection breach
    From Your Industry| Jul 28, 2015

    Friends Life admits data protection breach

    IFA set to bill Friends Life at least £4,600 for time wasted on chasing up mistakes made by the provider.

  9. Majority of scheme members not switched on to liberation: TPR
    Jul 28, 2015

    Majority of scheme members not switched on to liberation:...

    Around a third of pension professionals reported scheme suspected members’ transfer requests were associated with scam activity.

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