Retirement

        Adrian Boulding to exit Legal & General

        Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 16:15

        Legal & General's pensions strategy director Adrian Boulding is to leave the provider this summer.

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        This signposting to advice is welcome indeed, but...

        Professional Adviser editor Scott Sinclair welcomes this apparently pro-advice regulator, but argues it still doesn't quite get it...

        Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 14:15
        Ed Miliband of the Labour party

        Labour pledges to cut lifetime and annual allowances

        Labour will cap the pensions lifetime allowance at £1m and restrict the annual allowance to £30,000 to help fund a £2.7m reduction in tuition fees if elected, it has announced.

        Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 14:05

    Other Retirement articles

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      RP Poll: Is a pensions freedom cooling-off period needed?

      The latest Retirement Planner poll asks readers if a 30 day cooling-off period should be introduced for pensions freedom retirees who haven’t taken advice.

      Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 11:53
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      Providers must give pensions freedom retirees ‘personalised risk warnings’

      Pension providers must give consumers looking to access their pension pots after 6 April “personalised risk warnings” before selling them retirement income products, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said.

      Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 11:16
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      New world retirement planning: The key risk factors

      Ben Goss outlines the key risk factors associated with retirement planning and how best to tackle them

      Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 10:51
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      Alarm bells: The growing income investor knowledge gap

      The income investor knowledge gap is a causing Jasper Berens sleepless nights but he believes advisers can join the dots

      Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 10:42
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      SIPP rebirth: The most flexible pension product ever?

      Will pensions freedom make SIPPs the most flexible pension product ever? Jeff Steedman certainly thinks so…

      Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 10:32
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      DB transfer advice: Is it worth the reputational risk?

      DB transfers can come at a cost to clients and advisers, so how should the industry deal with the predicted increase in demand following the introduction of pensions freedom? Nicola Brittain finds out…

      Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 10:26
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      Advisers refusing DB transfers 'expose clients to fraud risk'

      Clients looking to transfer out of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes could struggle to find willing advisers and providers to facilitate the shift, leaving them at greater risk of falling victim to fraudsters, Neil MacGillivray has warned.

      Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 09:13
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      Advice firm to lobby govt for pensions freedom cooling-off period

      People wanting to cash in their pension pots without taking financial advice should be subject to a mandatory 30 day cooling-off period, advice firm LEBC has said.

      Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 09:11
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      Freedom and choice will see UK become European ‘pension haven'

      The UK will become a pensions transfer ‘haven' for European Union (EU) citizens once freedom and choice comes into effect, a top pensions lawyer has said.

      Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 08:13
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      Armchair Critic: Nine safe bets (and a few unsafe) from pensions 'freedom'

      We're only a few weeks away from 6 April and the introduction of most of the pension 'freedoms' announced at Budget 2014. As Brendan Llewellyn writes, there are plenty of 'safe bets' as a result of the changes, but a handful of ambiguities too...

      Professional Adviser | 26 Feb 2015 | 10:37
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      Labour pushes for clarity on pension flexibility threat to means-tested benefits

      The government must shed light on how incoming pension flexibilities interact with means-tested benefit rules, according to shadow pensions minister Gregg McClymont.

      Professional Adviser | 25 Feb 2015 | 16:38
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      ‘Pensions are finished’: Michael Johnson calls time on traditional retirement product

      The Budget reform package coupled with generation Y’s complete disengagement from traditional retirement saving has effectively killed pensions in their current form, according to Michael Johnson.

      Professional Adviser | 25 Feb 2015 | 16:15
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      Simplified advice should include 'hurdle questions', says IFA

      Simplified advice propositions should include hurdle questions to prevent certain types of client from entering the system, according to a lawyer turned adviser.

      Professional Adviser | 25 Feb 2015 | 16:12
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      Second-hand SIPPs: How to switch provider

      Switching SIPP providers can be a tricky prospect for advisers. Here Jeff Steedman outlines the process and shares his market insights...

      Professional Adviser | 25 Feb 2015 | 16:04
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      Default option: Why advisers should get to grips with workplace DC

      Client assets could be sitting in inefficient workplace pension default funds. Simon Chinnery explains why advisers should get involved with corporate DC

      Professional Adviser | 25 Feb 2015 | 15:55
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      AXA Wealth moves into profitability on 11% FUM growth

      AXA Wealth has moved into profitability following "strong growth across the business", which saw overall funds under management (FUM) increase by 11% last year.

      Professional Adviser | 25 Feb 2015 | 07:59
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      Just Retirement unveils post-pensions freedom ‘mix and match’ products

      Just Retirement is to launch a set of products aimed at Middle Britain retirees offering ‘mix and match’ options for retirement income.

      Professional Adviser | 25 Feb 2015 | 07:00

Poll

    Should non-advised retirees cashing in their pension pots be given a 30 day cooling-off period?