Retirement

        Half of retirees to seek professional advice, research

        Professional Adviser | 31 Oct 2014 | 12:52

        Almost half of consumers due to retire within the next decade will be seeking help from regulated financial advisers, research claims.

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        Test yourself with our Ultimate Investment Quiz for Advisers

        Abraham Okusanya, Professional Adviser's resident Investment Committee Insider, has put together a challenging quiz for our investment adviser aficionados...

        Professional Adviser | 31 Oct 2014 | 12:33
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        FCA warns of scheme targeting people's pensions through SIPPs

        The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned of a scheme encouraging pension savers to transfer money from their work pension schemes into self-invested personal pensions (SIPPs) to be invested into an AIM listed company.

        Professional Adviser | 31 Oct 2014 | 10:50

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      St James’s Place new business boosted 18% by strong ISA sales

      New business at wealth manager St James’s Place (SJP) was up 18% in the third quarter of the year to £212m as clients took advantage of increased ISA limits, interim results show.

      Professional Adviser | 30 Oct 2014 | 07:51
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      Aviva annuity sales drop 33% in nine months

      Annuities sales at Aviva were down 33% in the first nine months of the year however its UK life operation returned to growth in the third quarter, interim results show.

      Professional Adviser | 30 Oct 2014 | 07:39
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      Govt urged to replace state pension with compulsory DC

      The government should consider scrapping the state pension to avoid national debt reaching unmanageable levels, argues a think tank.

      Professional Adviser | 29 Oct 2014 | 13:55
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      Pensions watchdog fines first employers over auto-enrolment failures

      Three employers have been issued fixed penalties of £400 in The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) first use of fines for failures related to auto-enrolment.

      Professional Adviser | 29 Oct 2014 | 13:53
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      RP poll: Will the guidance guarantee work for small pot savers?

      In this week’s quick fire RP poll we asked: Will the guidance guarantee be of value to people with small pension pots?

      Retirement Planner | 29 Oct 2014 | 12:50
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      Catch up: Five pensions stories you might have missed

      In this week's Retirement Planner news round-up we highlight five key stories you might have missed over the past seven days.

      Retirement Planner | 29 Oct 2014 | 12:37
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      Treasury to net £1.6bn extra tax when pension freedoms kick in - Hargreaves

      Up to 200,000 people will cash in their pension next year, netting the Treasury an additional £1.6bn in tax, according to research from Hargreaves Lansdown.

      Professional Adviser | 28 Oct 2014 | 07:39
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      Annuity income tumbles £2k since Budget pensions overhaul

      The average annuity today delivers just over £2,000 less income over retirement compared to one bought in March, when the Chancellor swept away the need for savers to buy the product in his Budget, according to retirement specialist MGM Advantage.

      Professional Adviser | 27 Oct 2014 | 14:46
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      Mind the trap: The unintended consequences of pensions flexibility

      David Thompson on why he believes that, behind the wealth of opportunity and increased freedom offered by the new pensions legislation, a major risk is lurking...

      Professional Adviser | 27 Oct 2014 | 12:41
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      Professional Adviser | 27 Oct 2014 | 10:36
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      Webb: Guidance guarantee aimed at 'middle Britain'

      The government's free impartial at-retirement guidance is aimed at middle Britain, not high or low net worth individuals, pensions minister Steve Webb has told MPs.

      Professional Adviser | 24 Oct 2014 | 07:16
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      Small firms want to postpone auto-enrolment after pension reforms

      Firms yet to reach their auto-enrolment (AE) staging dates want the process postponed until wide-reaching changes to the pensions system are finalised, according to research.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Oct 2014 | 14:04
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      Altmann calls for tighter regulation of product providers

      Pensions expert Ros Altmann has called on the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to tighten its grip on product providers to ensure customers are treated fairly once they have received the government's proposed retirement guidance.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Oct 2014 | 14:02
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      Five stories you might have missed

      In this week's Retirement Planner news round-up we highlight five key stories you might have missed over the past seven days.

      Retirement Planner | 22 Oct 2014 | 17:22
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      RP poll: Should we be allowed to unwind annuities?

      In this week’s quick fire RP poll we asked: Do you agree with Steve Webb's proposal that those who have purchased annuities should have the opportunity to unwind them for a capital sum?

      Retirement Planner | 22 Oct 2014 | 16:58
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      Equity release: From one-hit wonder to market superstar?

      Equity release is growing strongly and Bower Retirement Services is looking to recruit more advisers. Helen Morrissey talks to new chairperson Andrea Rozario about her new role and the outlook for equity release.

      Retirement Planner | 22 Oct 2014 | 15:14
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      Will the masses be hooked on non-advised drawdown?

      Income drawdown looks set to grow rapidly as a result of Budget freedoms. Jenna Towler takes a look at the issues for those navigating this area without an adviser.

      Retirement Planner | 22 Oct 2014 | 15:08

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    Will the guidance guarantee be of value to people with small pension pots?