Retirement

        Axa Wealth to scrap platform drawdown and pension charges

        Professional Adviser | 26 Nov 2014 | 11:30

        Axa Wealth is to drop charges associated with drawdown and its Pension Investment Account on its Elevate platform.

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        Industry calls for radical overhaul of AE contributions

        The pensions industry has rejected government proposals to tinker with auto-enrolment (AE) earning thresholds and called for a complete overhaul.

        Professional Adviser | 26 Nov 2014 | 07:51
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        Number of women saving adequately for retirement at four-year high

        The number of women saving adequately for retirement has reached a four year high, according to Scottish Widows Women and Retirement report.

        Professional Adviser | 26 Nov 2014 | 07:48

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      HMRC refines stance on pension lump sum ‘recycling’

      HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has clarified its position on why certain retirees using standalone lump sums trigger a reduced annual allowance.

      Professional Adviser | 25 Nov 2014 | 13:12
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      Equitable Life scheme payouts approach £1bn

      The government's Equitable Life Payments Scheme (ELPS) has now issued over £990.5m worth of payments.

      Professional Adviser | 25 Nov 2014 | 12:13
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      Treasury in 'major U-turn' over plans to fine DC savers who access pots

      The government has dropped plans to fine savers who access defined contribution (DC) pots under changes announced in the Budget but fail to alert all their previous pension providers.

      Professional Adviser | 25 Nov 2014 | 11:54
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      ‘Why oh why would Aviva want to take over Friends?' Industry reacts to deal talk

      The industry has reacted with confusion and concern to Aviva's intention to takeover smaller rival Friends Life, with fears a merged insurer will mean worse customer service and less competition.

      Professional Adviser | 24 Nov 2014 | 14:42
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      IFP partners with FCA on ‘conflicts of interest' project

      The Institute of Financial Planning (IFP) is in discussions with the regulator about drawing up a definitive list of possible conflict of interest scenarios that crop up during the advice and planning process.

      Professional Adviser | 24 Nov 2014 | 12:02
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      Auto-enrolment qualifying earnings limits should be scrapped – NOW: Pensions

      The qualifying earnings rules which govern auto-enrolment contributions should be scrapped to boost saving potential, according to provider NOW: Pensions.

      Professional Adviser | 24 Nov 2014 | 10:53
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      Cowdery 'to net £160m' from Aviva’s shock Friends Life takeover

      Clive Cowdery, the former head of Resolution and major shareholder at Friends Life, is set to walk away with £160m from the £5.6bn takeover deal announced on Friday.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Nov 2014 | 23:28
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      Mark Polson: Dafties will be dafties, but we must trust retirees

      The suggestion of a pensions credit card has been branded 'irresponsible', but denying retirees the freedoms they're being promised is akin to denying a toddler a ball until they've proved they can play with it properly, writes Mark Polson.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Nov 2014 | 20:13
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      Govt must protect retirees from ‘rip off’ drawdown charges - Labour

      Labour has urged the government to ensure none of the 320,000 savers expected to take advantage of pension freedoms are exposed to “rip off charges”.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Nov 2014 | 18:31
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      Aviva to buy Friends Life in £5.6bn deal

      Aviva has confirmed it is to buy rival insurer Friends Life in a deal worth £5.6bn which will create a combined business with 16 million customers.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Nov 2014 | 17:34
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      Watchdog reveals details of £134m pensions liberation bust

      The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has shut down a group of five pension liberation schemes that had taken more than £134m from more than 1,400 people.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Nov 2014 | 14:55
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      Drawdown sales double in Q3 as annuity sales continue to slide - ABI

      Sales of drawdown contracts have more than doubled compared to the third quarter of last year while annuity purchases continue to fall, according to latest Association of British Insurers (ABI) statistics.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Nov 2014 | 14:14
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      RP poll: Will the DWP’s ‘PensionsTube’ actually boost pension understanding?

      In this week’s quick fire RP poll we ask readers: Will the DWP’s YouTube channel - PensionsTube - actually boost understanding?

      Retirement Planner | 21 Nov 2014 | 10:51
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      Advisory community to benefit from DB-DC transfers by £3.39m a year

      Financial advisers are expected to benefit from the new regime which allows transfers between defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) schemes to the tune of £3.39m per year.

      Retirement Planner | 21 Nov 2014 | 10:25
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      Catch up: Five retirement stories you might have missed

      Had a manic week? Here’s a rundown of five retirement stories you might have missed…

      Retirement Planner | 21 Nov 2014 | 10:10
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      FCA's Lesley Titcomb joins TPR as chief executive

      The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has appointed Lesley Titcomb as chief executive.

      Professional Adviser | 20 Nov 2014 | 16:45
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      APFA: Only a third of advisers qualified to give LTC advice

      Only a third of advisers are currently qualified to provide long term care advice despite growing interest from advisers in the area, the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) has found.

      Professional Adviser | 20 Nov 2014 | 13:05

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