One careful owner: Can Webb's annuity sale plan work?

        Professional Adviser | 29 Jan 2015 | 11:46

        The government drawing up plans to extend pension freedoms to people who have already retired. Jenna Towler takes a look at Steve Webb’s ‘radical’ annuity sale plans

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        Annuity sales: When will retirees get a better deal?

        In the first Retirement Planner Inquiry of 2015 Jenna Towler gauges adviser opinion on how to make the annuity market work better for retirees

        Professional Adviser | 29 Jan 2015 | 11:42

        Income funds: Will they solve the pensions freedom conundrum?

        Everybody’s talking about income funds but are they really the best way for retirees to benefit from pension freedoms? Nicola Brittain finds out

        Professional Adviser | 29 Jan 2015 | 11:22

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      Hundreds of advisers to offer pro-bono sessions to stir public's interest

      Advisers registered with IFA directory Unbiased are to offer free introductory advice sessions to consumers in a bid to stir interest in advice.

      Professional Adviser | 28 Jan 2015 | 11:26
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      Labour Lord scolds ‘dysfunctional’ annuity market

      A Labour peer has attacked the annuity market, claiming it “plays fast and loose” with the regulatory framework.

      Professional Adviser | 27 Jan 2015 | 20:46

      'Three-fold rise' in attempted pension liberation scams post-Budget

      Pension scheme members are three times more likely to be approached about accessing their pots since the Budget freedoms were announced, according to research.

      Professional Adviser | 27 Jan 2015 | 09:48

      Pension complaints fall as savers await April 'freedoms'

      Complaints about pensions dealt with by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) have fallen markedly year on year, figures show, with the impending changes to legislation cited as a possible explanation for the drop.

      Professional Adviser | 27 Jan 2015 | 08:17

      Half of workers not heard of pension reforms, research

      More than half of a 'representative sample' of workers questioned in a recent survey said they were unaware the government's pension reforms had happened.

      Professional Adviser | 26 Jan 2015 | 07:00

      Architas and BirthStar launch AE-style funds for retail investors

      Architas and technology firm BirthStar have launched seven retail funds that follow an age-based strategy more commonly associated with default auto-enrolment (AE) pension funds.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Jan 2015 | 08:18

      Three things clients may call you about this week

      All eyes on pensions. Here is our weekly heads-up on the stories that may have caught your clients' attention over the weekend...

      Professional Adviser | 19 Jan 2015 | 08:22

      Popular pensioner bonds in record £1.1bn opening sales

      The government's new bonds for the over 65s have seen the biggest opening sales of any retail financial product in Britain's modern history, after more than 110,000 customers invested in the products, National Savings & Investments (NS&I) has said.

      Professional Adviser | 18 Jan 2015 | 19:11

      Blog: Drawdown lessons from Down Under

      Are we living in a country whose pension system is moving away from guaranteed income for life just as the clever money is moving in, asks Stephen Lowe

      Professional Adviser | 18 Jan 2015 | 10:19

      Catch up: Five retirement stories you might have missed

      Here’s a round-up of five key retirement and advice stories from the past week...

      Professional Adviser | 16 Jan 2015 | 12:38
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      RP Poll: Should providers offer a default retirement income option?

      In the latest Retirement Planner poll we ask readers to share their opinion on whether providers should offer consumers a default retirement income option…

      Professional Adviser | 16 Jan 2015 | 12:10

      Partnership scraps bond offering despite ‘significant interest’

      Partnership Assurance Group, the enhanced annuity specialist, has scrapped plans to issue bonds despite “significant interest” from investors.

      Professional Adviser | 16 Jan 2015 | 07:50

      ‘Daunted' retirees crave default retirement income option – research

      While pension savers back the upcoming pension freedoms they are ‘daunted’ by the scale of choice on offer and want providers to offer them a default investment or drawdown choice, research has found.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Jan 2015 | 16:45

      Ascentric cuts fees in pricing overhaul

      Ascentric has introduced an inclusive platform charge as it moves to give advisers more charging options for their clients.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Jan 2015 | 15:56

      Tax planning opportunities to soar post-April as hesitant retirees make income choice - Zurich

      Maximising retirees’ tax positions will become all-important post-pension freedoms, giving advisers huge on-platform planning opportunities, Zurich’s Alistair Wilson has said.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Jan 2015 | 15:50

      Budget freedoms could trigger mis-selling claims ‘worth billions’

      The Budget freedoms that come into force in April could trigger mis-selling claims worth billions of pounds, law firm Sackers has warned.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Jan 2015 | 14:51

      NS&I criticised as pensioner bond demand crashes website

      National Savings & Investments (NS&I) has been accused of underpreparing for the launch of its pensioner bonds after its website temporarily crashed shortly after they went on sale.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Jan 2015 | 10:40


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