Provider Zurich is reviewing whether to allow legacy retail clients access to its flexible drawdown product on a non-advised basis, in an effort to streamline pension freedom.
People living overseas looking to transfer their UK pensions face having to pay for advice twice under the latest Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) rule update.
Income drawdown may need to be delivered collectively to account for mass market demand, according to Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM).
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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has updated its list of qualifying recognised oversea pension schemes (QROPS) leaving just a single Australian scheme on its books.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is writing to all pension providers requesting data on how customers are accessing their retirement pots in the wake of the pension ‘freedoms' rolled out in April.
Longevity assessment specialist MorganAsh plans to operate a 'central annuity bureau' in the second-hand annuity market.
Stephen Lowe offers a word of warning on second-hand annuities but also eyes opportunities for forward-thinking financial planners
Product provider Standard Life has put together ten pointers for advisers highlighting the immediate risks and opportunities in the wake of the retirement reforms introduced in April.
NEST, the auto-enrolment defined contribution (DC) pension scheme, has launched a retirement income strategy blueprint for its members.
Auto-enrolment savers are underfunding their pension pots due to a “false sense of security” that minimum contributions are good enough, Zurich’s Alistair Wilson has warned.
Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) policy director David Geale has dismissed concerns some retirees have been priced out of advice - but said the challenge was matching those firms able to serve lower income clients with the relevant consumers.
Hargreaves Lansdown has launched a low-cost retirement planning service aimed at filling the advice gap between Pension Wise and regulated financial advice.
Insurer LV= is trialling a pension passport scheme in place of traditional retirement wake-up packs to boost client engagement.
The industry has welcomed the government’s proposal to allow consumers to sell on their existing annuities but has clashed over whether advice should be mandatory for those wanting to sell.
Mandatory advice on pension freedom cases with guaranteed annuity rates worth more than £30,000 should be scrapped and replaced with a ‘customer control’ mechanism delivered through the Pension Wise service, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has said.
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