Shoring up the defences: protecting savers’ retirement pots

        Retirement Planner | 01 Sep 2014 | 16:12

        Stephen Lowe takes a look at the recent Budget changes and highlights the need for more customer protection.

        Social Media Puzzle

        Social media: Are you compliant?

        Whether you’re a social media star or Luddite, Fiona Murphy outlines the latest FCA rules on making sure your communications do not breach the regulator’s new rules.

        Retirement Planner | 01 Sep 2014 | 16:09

        Should SIPPs go into peer-to-peer lending?

        Adam Wrench looks into the reasons why the SIPP industry should be looking more closely at the peer to peer lending market.

        Retirement Planner | 01 Sep 2014 | 16:08

    Other Retirement articles


      Dear CEO: What the latest SIPP reforms mean

      Fiona Murphy takes a closer look at the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) capital adequacy reforms, thematic review and ‘Dear CEO’ letter for SIPP operators.

      Retirement Planner | 01 Sep 2014 | 16:06

      Why advisers should concentrate on what they offer, not how

      The changes to pension provision announced in the Budget are far reaching. But in order to access a fragmented pensions market, advisers need to give equal importance to the underlying solution, as well as the method of delivery according to Harry Kerr.

      Retirement Planner | 01 Sep 2014 | 16:06

      All eyes on equity release

      Fiona Murphy writes on the equity release market’s surge in momentum.

      Retirement Planner | 01 Sep 2014 | 16:05

      Warning over advisers' equity release awareness as sales spike

      The Equity Release Solicitors’ Alliance (ERSA) has issued an alert to advisers after it became concerned more could be advising consumers on the products "not fully aware of the requirements".

      Professional Adviser | 01 Sep 2014 | 12:06

      Novia takes stake in wealth business to boost DFM service

      Wrap platform Novia has formed a strategic partnership with Tavistock by teaming up with Cocoon Investments to acquire a £250,000 stake in the business.

      Professional Adviser | 01 Sep 2014 | 08:48

      Money and writing news: What I've learnt in four days

      Professional Adviser asked Ryan Butcher, a 16-year-old on work experience and with dreams of working in journalism, to share his thoughts from a week (a Bank Holiday 'week', admittedly) on the PA reporting team...

      Professional Adviser | 29 Aug 2014 | 15:36

      Two thirds of retirees to stay in employment - survey

      Two thirds of employees approaching retirement are planning to stay in either paid or unpaid work once they retire from their full-time jobs, a survey suggests.

      Professional Adviser | 29 Aug 2014 | 07:33

      Empty nesters and retirement roundtable

      Helen Morrissey talks to a panel of industry experts about the issues empty nesters face preparing for retirement.

      Retirement Planner | 27 Aug 2014 | 15:58

      Supporting smaller employers through auto-enrolment

      As auto-enrolment proceeds smaller employers can struggle to get the support that they need. The Auto-enrolment Advisory Group has launched AE in a Box, a low-cost system aimed at supporting small employers through the auto-enrolment process.

      Retirement Planner | 27 Aug 2014 | 15:52

      Is retirement reform heading in the right direction?

      Many people look to the US and Australia as models of DC best practice. However, are we right to follow their lead when it comes to auto-enrolment? Helen Morrissey takes a closer look.

      Retirement Planner | 27 Aug 2014 | 15:49

      Can the UK lead the world in retirement income?

      When looking at how to improve the UK’s pension system we often look to systems such as those in the US and Australia for inspiration.

      Retirement Planner | 27 Aug 2014 | 15:43

      RP Poll: How will equity release market develop?

      In this week’s RP quick fire poll we asked readers to tell us how they expect the equity release market to develop.

      Retirement Planner | 27 Aug 2014 | 15:40
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      Equity release firm aims to double adviser numbers

      Equity release specialist Bower Retirement Services has set out plans to double its adviser force following an upturn in business volumes.

      Professional Adviser | 27 Aug 2014 | 11:42
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      Capita to act as ACD on seven Prudential OEIC funds

      Prudential has appointed Capita Financial Managers as authorised corporate director (ACD) for seven Prudential open ended investment company (OEIC) funds, holding the assets of 2,000 UK clients.

      Professional Adviser | 26 Aug 2014 | 16:51

      Berkeley Burke director Gareth Roberts leaves

      Berkeley Burke director Gareth Roberts, who was in charge of implementing Retail Distribution Review (RDR) rules in the firm's wealth management division, has left the firm.

      Professional Adviser | 26 Aug 2014 | 13:18
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      Satisfaction guaranteed? Post-Budget pension pot investing

      The choice between drawdown and annuity purchase has been opened up by the Budget changes. Jenna Towler finds out how the retirement investment market might develop...

      Professional Adviser | 26 Aug 2014 | 12:36

      To defer or not to defer; the state pension dilemma

      As more individuals choose to work beyond the state pension age, Andy James weighs up the options for those approaching retirement.

      Professional Adviser | 26 Aug 2014 | 12:35


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    Bower Retirement Services has announced plans to double its adviser force. How do you expect the equity release market to develop?