P2P or not P2P: Do SIPPs and peer-to-peer lending mix?

        Professional Adviser | 20 Oct 2014 | 11:31

        P2P lending might have captured investors’ attention but utilising it in a SIPP brings a unique set of challenges, writes Andy Leggett


        Govt U-turns on MAS role in guidance guarantee

        The retirement guidance guarantee will not be delivered by the Money Advice Service (MAS), the Treasury has said, in a reversal of the government's previous announcement.

        Professional Adviser | 19 Oct 2014 | 18:04

        Annuities to be 100% protected by FSCS

        Annuities will soon be protected 100% by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) if recent proposals by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) get adopted.

        Professional Adviser | 17 Oct 2014 | 13:17

    Other Retirement articles


      Webb puts annuity reform on top of post-election wish list

      Pensions minister Steve Webb has put annuity reform at the top of his wish list should he remain in post after the election.

      Retirement Planner | 16 Oct 2014 | 18:24

      Most advisers want referrals from MAS post-'guidance' - survey

      Almost three quarters of advisers want to be included on a Money Advice Service (MAS) directory for firms prepared to give retirement advice to those who have received free pensions 'guidance' under a government scheme, research suggests.

      Professional Adviser | 16 Oct 2014 | 17:27

      Blog: May you live in interesting (retirement) times

      Has the Chancellor brought about pension flexibility or more pension complexity? Neil MacGillivray voices his opinion…

      Professional Adviser | 16 Oct 2014 | 14:18

      HSBC to review pension transfers following FOS trail ruling

      HSBC is to review historical pension transfer cases to see if it is earning trail income for ongoing advice it is not delivering.

      Professional Adviser | 16 Oct 2014 | 13:35

      Pension freedoms see Partnership sales take 70% hit

      Sales at annuity provider Partnership were down more than 70% over the past three months of trading, the firm has said.

      Professional Adviser | 16 Oct 2014 | 11:02

      Pensions regulator braced for spike in auto-enrolment non-compliance

      The Pensions Regulator (TPR) expects a significant increase in the number of sanctions it hands out for auto-enrolment non-compliance as small employers hit their staging dates.

      Professional Adviser | 16 Oct 2014 | 10:42

      Why a pension cashpoint is not around the corner

      Henry Tapper explains why George Osborne’s attempts to ‘sex up’ pensions flexibilities as a ‘Pensions Bank’ are wrong and confusing.

      Professional Adviser | 16 Oct 2014 | 08:03

      From 'give us a quote' to 'what should I do?': How Budget 2014 is transforming client behaviour

      Prior to Budget 2014, most queries to pensions advisory service Portal Financial were for straightforward quotes. How things have changed...

      Professional Adviser | 15 Oct 2014 | 14:09

      Will the drawdown revolution hike advisers’ admin burden?

      The predicted drawdown explosion post-April 2016 is an “excellent opportunity” for advisers, writes David Hughes, but can it be done without administration overload?

      Professional Adviser | 15 Oct 2014 | 13:18

      TeX calls for eight day pension transfer industry standard

      An eight day turnaround for pension transfers should become the industry standard, the TISA Exchange (TeX) organisation has said.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Oct 2014 | 10:15
      Keith Richards

      PFS chief adds to calls for MAS and TPAS to consider name-change

      The Personal Finance Society (PFS) has written to the Money Advice Service (MAS) and The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) to suggest they change their names to better reflect the services they offer.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Oct 2014 | 09:42

      Call for MAS to be rebranded as Money Guidance Service

      The Money Advice Service (MAS) should drop the word ‘advice' from its title as it is "confusing" for the public, according to a director at an advisory firm.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Oct 2014 | 07:50
      Danny Alexander

      Pension reforms not done in a ‘big rush', says Danny Alexander

      Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury, has hit back at claims the government is pushing through its wide-ranging pension reforms "in a big rush" ahead of next year's general election.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Oct 2014 | 07:32

      Adviser who stole from client's pension ordered to pay back £250k

      An adviser who stole more than £200,000 from a client's pension has now been ordered to pay it back, plus interest, as well as serve three years in prison.

      Professional Adviser | 14 Oct 2014 | 13:14
      George Osborne delivers budget in 2014

      Pension tax free lump sum rules overhauled

      The Treasury is to give savers more freedom over how they take a tax-free lump sum from their pension pot.

      Professional Adviser | 14 Oct 2014 | 07:45

      Inquiry: Auto-enrolment - The impact on advice

      In this month’s Retirement Planner Inquiry Helen Morrissey looks at auto-enrolment and whether it will push people towards financial advice.

      Retirement Planner | 13 Oct 2014 | 11:11

      Guidance guarantee could be reputational disaster - Friends Life CFO

      The financial services industry will be subject to a new wave of criticism and claims unless reputational safeguards are put in place ahead of the delivery of free retirement ‘guidance' from next April, according to Friends Life chief financial officer (CFO) Tim Tookey.

      Professional Adviser | 13 Oct 2014 | 07:51



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