Webb puts annuity reform on top of post-election wish list

        Retirement Planner | 16 Oct 2014 | 18:24

        Pensions minister Steve Webb has put annuity reform at the top of his wish list should he remain in post after the election.


        Pension freedoms see Partnership sales take 70% hit

        Sales at annuity provider Partnership were down more than 70% over the past three months of trading, the firm has said.

        Professional Adviser | 16 Oct 2014 | 11:02

        Will the drawdown revolution hike advisers’ admin burden?

        The predicted drawdown explosion post-April 2016 is an “excellent opportunity” for advisers, writes David Hughes, but can it be done without administration overload?

        Professional Adviser | 15 Oct 2014 | 13:18

    Other Income articles


      Old Mutual Wealth scraps drawdown fee and minimum investment charge

      Old Mutual Wealth is removing the annual pension drawdown fee and scrapping the current minimum charge on its platform in order to simplify its charging structure.

      Professional Adviser | 09 Oct 2014 | 11:08

      Scottish Widows launches dedicated post-Budget pensions options site

      Scottish Widows has launched a website dedicated to helping people understand their retirement options post-April 2015 in light of the Budget changes.

      Professional Adviser | 09 Oct 2014 | 07:00

      Pension transfers taking 'twice as long' due to fraud fears

      Members could be losing money because administrators are taking longer to process defined benefit (DB) pension scheme transfers, according to experts.

      Professional Adviser | 07 Oct 2014 | 11:21

      Auto-enrolment savers want employers to ‘offer full financial advice’

      A third of employees think firms which offer a pension scheme should also offer access to full financial advice in the workplace, research from Scottish Widows suggests.

      Professional Adviser | 02 Oct 2014 | 15:22

      ‘An accident waiting to happen’: Why drawdown retirees need more than guidance

      Is the guidance guarantee enough when it comes to drawdown? Austin Broad thinks not…

      Professional Adviser | 02 Oct 2014 | 10:41

      Blog: ‘Put simply drawdown is not the right solution for everyone’

      George Osborne’s latest pensions taxation policy equates to ‘a mighty big shove into drawdown’, writes Rachel Vahey…

      Professional Adviser | 01 Oct 2014 | 10:32
      George Osborne delivers budget in 2014

      Annuities dealt another blow by Osborne’s pension ‘death tax’ cut

      The Chancellor’s pension revolution continued as he scrapped the 55% ‘death tax’ at the Tory Party conference, handing drawdown another advantage over annuities. Jenna Towler gauges industry reaction…

      Professional Adviser | 29 Sep 2014 | 15:33

      One in eight over-50s targeted by liberation fraudsters

      One in eight people aged over 50 has been approached by fraudsters offering early access to their pension pot, according to research from Fidelity Worldwide Investment.

      Professional Adviser | 29 Sep 2014 | 13:32

      TPAS issues pension scam warning as fraud activity increases

      The fallout for victims of pension scams will be greater than expected due to under reporting, according to the Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS).

      Professional Adviser | 25 Sep 2014 | 08:01

      Govt should stump up cash for guidance guarantee’s first year – MGM Advantage

      The government should pay for the guidance guarantee’s first year of operation instead of charging the industry through a levy, according to MGM Advantage.

      Professional Adviser | 22 Sep 2014 | 10:40

      Pensions passport must replace wake-up packs - Hargreaves

      Wake-up packs for people approaching retirement should be scrapped in favour of a simple pensions passport to help make it easier to shop around, Hargreaves Lansdown has said.

      Professional Adviser | 22 Sep 2014 | 10:18

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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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