Pensions

        Should SIPPs go into peer-to-peer lending?

        Retirement Planner | 01 Sep 2014 | 16:08

        Adam Wrench looks into the reasons why the SIPP industry should be looking more closely at the peer to peer lending market.

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        Dear CEO: What the latest SIPP reforms mean

        Fiona Murphy takes a closer look at the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) capital adequacy reforms, thematic review and ‘Dear CEO’ letter for SIPP operators.

        Retirement Planner | 01 Sep 2014 | 16:06
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        Supporting smaller employers through auto-enrolment

        As auto-enrolment proceeds smaller employers can struggle to get the support that they need. The Auto-enrolment Advisory Group has launched AE in a Box, a low-cost system aimed at supporting small employers through the auto-enrolment process.

        Retirement Planner | 27 Aug 2014 | 15:52

    Other Pensions articles

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      Satisfaction guaranteed? Post-Budget pension pot investing

      The choice between drawdown and annuity purchase has been opened up by the Budget changes. Jenna Towler finds out how the retirement investment market might develop...

      Professional Adviser | 26 Aug 2014 | 12:36
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      Barnett Waddingham deal nudges SIPP assets over £1bn

      Pensions firm Barnett Waddingham has bought Harsant Services' 2,700-strong self-invested personal pension (SIPP) book for an undisclosed sum.

      Professional Adviser | 26 Aug 2014 | 10:14
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      FSCS: 'Medium' risk of interim levy due to SIPP claims

      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.

      Professional Adviser | 22 Aug 2014 | 11:19
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      Aegon creates head of D2C role in reshuffle

      Aegon UK has given the role of managing director of its direct to consumer service Retiready to David Beattie, as part of a management reshuffle.

      Professional Adviser | 22 Aug 2014 | 08:16
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      Pensions Ombudsman announces further delays to liberation decisions

      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.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Aug 2014 | 16:19
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      Blog: Why DB transfers always warrant independent advice

      From April next year DB transfers will be subject to mandatory financial advice. But David Trenner thinks trustees should insist on it immediately.

      Professional Adviser | 20 Aug 2014 | 14:44
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      Women hitting state pension age before April 2016 can get 20% boost if they defer

      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.

      Professional Adviser | 20 Aug 2014 | 07:46
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      RP poll: Retirement rethink

      In this week's quick fire Retirement Planner poll we ask: Do you agree that we need a rethink on the word and concept of 'retirement?'

      Retirement Planner | 19 Aug 2014 | 20:22
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      Five things you might have missed

      In this week's Retirement Planner news round-up we highlight five key stories you might have missed over the past seven days.

      Retirement Planner | 19 Aug 2014 | 20:11
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      Royal London pre-tax profit drops 45% as pension charge cap bites

      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%.

      Professional Adviser | 19 Aug 2014 | 10:11
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      Investment advisers fear rash of ‘inappropriate products’ post-Budget

      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.

      Professional Adviser | 18 Aug 2014 | 15:51
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      Gulf between best and worst annuity rates 'still growing'

      The average gap between the best and worst annuity rates is almost 35%, according to analysis of official market figures by Hargreaves Lansdown.

      Professional Adviser | 18 Aug 2014 | 14:03
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      Armchair Critic: Why we need to rethink what 'retirement' means

      Most of our ideas about retirement need to be… retired, writes Brendan Llewellyn.

      Professional Adviser | 18 Aug 2014 | 10:11
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      Revealed: Harlequin boss misleads investors about FSCS support for troubled trust

      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.

      Professional Adviser | 14 Aug 2014 | 12:00
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      Auto-enrolment hits four million milestone

      More than four million employees have now been automatically enrolled in a workplace pension, according to The Pensions Regulator (TPR).

      Professional Adviser | 14 Aug 2014 | 11:04
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      London & Colonial launches ‘cash-out’ annuity

      London & Colonial (L&C) has launched an annuity contract with a ‘cash-out’ option, which it claims is the first of its kind on the market.

      Professional Adviser | 14 Aug 2014 | 09:59
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      Aegon UK earnings jump but auto-enrolment charge cap cost of up to £25m a year looms

      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.

      Professional Adviser | 14 Aug 2014 | 09:04

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