Savers have withdrawn £2.5bn from their pensions - mostly in cash lump sums - since the government's wide-ranging retirement reforms in April, latest figures show.
Post-pensions freedom retirees believe income flexibility is all-important. Duncan Jarrett says the onus is now on providers to come up with the goods...
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Royal London is to heighten warnings it gives to pensions freedom retirees looking to encash their pots as hundreds of savers withdraw cash with the intention of keeping it in bank accounts.
In the first of a two-part series on second-hand annuities, Tim Bateman and Katie Dawson ask if the proposal is a disaster waiting in the wings...
As the FCA and government go to war against 'rip-off pension charges', Tony Parker warns 'cost' and 'value' should not be misunderstood...
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Sanlam Private Wealth has launched a dedicated retirement income service for clients navigating the post-pensions freedom market.
Mark Fawcett explains why NEST has embraced target date funds, which he says are inherently flexible when compared to 'mechanistic lifestyling'
The £1.7bn merger of providers Just Retirement and Partnership will result in a “near-monopoly” in the medically underwritten annuity market, a consultant has said.
Workers believe the tax treatment of pensions is too complex and would welcome switching to a system that treats pensions like ISAs, according to research from PwC.
A BlackRock defined contribution (DC) saver has used pensions freedom to cash in a £300,000 pot despite warnings he would be hit by the 45% additional tax rate.
Fraudsters targeting pension pots in the wake of freedom and choice reforms are increasingly linking their efforts to investment scams such as fine wines and overseas property, Citizens Advice has warned.
Retirees’ quality of life is enhanced when they know their income is guaranteed, according to research. Stephen Lowe takes a look at the findings…
Provider LV= has bought a majority stake in robo-advice operation Wealth Wizards.
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