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Pensions firm Barnett Waddingham has bought Harsant Services' 2,700-strong self-invested personal pension (SIPP) book for an undisclosed sum.
There is a medium risk of an interim levy on life and pensions advisers from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) due to the volume of claims against self invested personal pension (SIPP) providers, it has said.
The Pensions Ombudsman has announced delays to its decision on upwards of 84 complaints related to suspected liberation fraud, claiming it is "not yet in a position to publish" conclusions.
From April next year DB transfers will be subject to mandatory financial advice. But David Trenner thinks trustees should insist on it immediately.
By combining Budget reforms with existing rules which reward savers who delay taking their State pension, eligible women can boost their payout by up to tens of thousands of pounds over a lifetime.
Royal London has reported a 45% slump in pre-tax profit in H1, pointing to regulatory charges as a key contributor, while its wrap platform Ascentric saw new business slide 20%.
Four out of five investment advisers are concerned that inappropriate products are being rushed to market to take advantage of changes announced in the Budget, research has found.
The average gap between the best and worst annuity rates is almost 35%, according to analysis of official market figures by Hargreaves Lansdown.
Most of our ideas about retirement need to be… retired, writes Brendan Llewellyn.
Harlequin chairman David Ames is misleading investors into thinking the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) backs a controversial trust he is trying to use to rescue his troubled overseas property scheme - a claim the FSCS denies - information obtained from separate sources suggests.
Aegon UK has said that it estimates the charge caps for auto-enrolment business will cost it between £20m to £25m a year, as it reported a 30% rise in pre-tax earnings for the second quarter.
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