Retirement

        APFA: Disproportionate guidance guarantee levy must be changed

        Professional Adviser | 18 Sep 2014 | 11:31

        Guidance guarantee levy plans will hit advisers ‘disproportionately’ hard and in turn increase costs for consumers, according to the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA).

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        Just Retirement profits buoyant despite ‘weak’ annuity sales

        Just Retirement has posted full year underlying pre-tax operating profits of £97m, 3% lower than last year.

        Professional Adviser | 18 Sep 2014 | 10:14
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        Aegon launches retirement-focused High Income fund

        Aegon has launched a High Income fund intended to help investors take advantage of pension freedoms coming announced in the Budget.

        Professional Adviser | 17 Sep 2014 | 13:04

    Other Retirement articles

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      U-turns and sky-high fees: A tale of two FOS decisions

      Two recent Financial Ombudsman decisions are crucial reading for the SIPP industry. Fiona Murphy looks at the issues.

      Retirement Planner | 17 Sep 2014 | 10:00
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      Case Study: Post Budget advice

      In this case study David Trenner looks at some of the advice issues brought up by the Budget.

      Retirement Planner | 17 Sep 2014 | 09:59
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      Making the guidance guarantee the go-to retirement service

      How should the guidance guarantee look? Chris Daems believes it should take a leaf out of NHS Direct’s book.

      Retirement Planner | 17 Sep 2014 | 09:54
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      A second line of defence: Is the guidance guarantee enough?

      Stephen Lowe looks at the post-Budget retirement landscape and asks if the guidance guarantee is enough.

      Retirement Planner | 17 Sep 2014 | 09:53
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      On target? Winning the battle on pension liberation

      Fiona Murphy examines The Pension Ombudsman’s delays to decisions on pension liberation fraud and wider concerns about how liberation could shift.

      Retirement Planner | 17 Sep 2014 | 09:52
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      Adding value to post-Budget retirement decisions

      Vince Smith-Hughes looks at the challenges and opportunities for advisers in the post-Budget environment

      Retirement Planner | 17 Sep 2014 | 09:34
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      Digging deeper into the pension reforms

      Claire Trott takes a closer look at the intricacies of Budget reforms

      Retirement Planner | 17 Sep 2014 | 09:23
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      Deferring state pensions: Weighing up the options

      Should retirees defer their state pension? For some, it might significantly boost their retirement income levels. Fiona Murphy finds out what pension experts think

      Retirement Planner | 17 Sep 2014 | 09:21
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      RP Poll: Should providers who shun auto-enrolment be fined?

      In this week's quick-fire poll we ask: Should pension providers who withdraw from or fail to participate in auto-enrolment be fined?

      Retirement Planner | 17 Sep 2014 | 09:18
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      Five things 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 | 17 Sep 2014 | 08:59
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      Worst ravages of RDR over as advisers in 'survival mode' halve

      Advisers have overcome the biggest hurdles they were confronted with as a result of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR), according to a poll, with the number reporting they are still in "survival mode" having halved.

      Professional Adviser | 17 Sep 2014 | 08:01
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      Here we go again… What did we learn from the third SIPP thematic review?

      Again? Really? Andy Leggett looks at the findings of the third FCA thematic review of the SIPP business…

      Professional Adviser | 16 Sep 2014 | 10:59
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      RBS may have to plug £5.6bn pensions deficit if Scotland votes Yes

      Royal Bank of Scotland could be forced to plug a £5.6bn deficit in its pensions scheme if Scotland votes Yes on Thursday.

      Professional Adviser | 16 Sep 2014 | 08:06
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      Adviser noticeboard (15-19 Sep)

      Our weekly heads-up on events, people moves and other bits for professional financial advisers...

      Professional Adviser | 15 Sep 2014 | 11:29
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      Post-Budget pension advice surge fuelled by ‘client confusion’ – poll

      Confusion about changes to pension rules will drive a huge surge in demand for pensions advice, according to a FundsNetwork adviser poll.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Sep 2014 | 10:18
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      Over-55s to splurge £3bn pension cash on ‘cars and kitchens’

      The Chancellor’s pension reforms will see over-55s take out a total of about £5bn from their pension pots after the rules change in April next year, an actuarial firm predicts.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Sep 2014 | 07:41
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      MPs launch post-Budget auto-enrolment inquiry

      MPs have launched an inquiry into the progress of auto-enrolment after the shock changes to the pension system announced in the Budget.

      Professional Adviser | 12 Sep 2014 | 15:41

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