Pensions

        Care for a tax break? Funding LTC through pension savings

        Professional Adviser | 28 Nov 2014 | 13:20

        Experts have called for a tax break on pension withdrawals to help fund LTC. But is such an intervention feasible and a good idea?

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        Barnett Waddingham Investments de-authorises following merger

        Discretionary fund manager (DFM) Barnett Waddingham Investments, formerly part of the Barnett Waddingham group, has de-authorised seven months after being taken over by rival DFM Whitefoord, regulatory records show.

        Professional Adviser | 28 Nov 2014 | 11:01
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        Catch up: Five retirement stories you might have missed

        Had a manic week? Here’s a rundown of five retirement stories you might have missed…

        Retirement Planner | 28 Nov 2014 | 10:43

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      Scottish Widows confirms 130 job cuts amid business overhaul

      Provider Scottish Widows has announced a restructure of its pension and investment business, confirming the loss of 130 roles across the UK.

      Professional Adviser | 27 Nov 2014 | 14:50
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      Why Labour is right to threaten a cap on drawdown fees

      Charge caps are unpalatable but necessary if the industry won't sort itself out, argues First Actuarial's Henry Tapper...

      Professional Adviser | 27 Nov 2014 | 01:21
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      Axa Wealth to scrap platform drawdown and pension charges

      Axa Wealth is to drop charges associated with drawdown and its Pension Investment Account on its Elevate platform.

      Professional Adviser | 26 Nov 2014 | 11:30
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      Industry calls for radical overhaul of AE contributions

      The pensions industry has rejected government proposals to tinker with auto-enrolment (AE) earning thresholds and called for a complete overhaul.

      Professional Adviser | 26 Nov 2014 | 07:51
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      Number of women saving adequately for retirement at four-year high

      The number of women saving adequately for retirement has reached a four year high, according to Scottish Widows Women and Retirement report.

      Professional Adviser | 26 Nov 2014 | 07:48
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      Equitable Life scheme payouts approach £1bn

      The government's Equitable Life Payments Scheme (ELPS) has now issued over £990.5m worth of payments.

      Professional Adviser | 25 Nov 2014 | 12:13
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      Treasury in 'major U-turn' over plans to fine DC savers who access pots

      The government has dropped plans to fine savers who access defined contribution (DC) pots under changes announced in the Budget but fail to alert all their previous pension providers.

      Professional Adviser | 25 Nov 2014 | 11:54
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      Auto-enrolment qualifying earnings limits should be scrapped – NOW: Pensions

      The qualifying earnings rules which govern auto-enrolment contributions should be scrapped to boost saving potential, according to provider NOW: Pensions.

      Professional Adviser | 24 Nov 2014 | 10:53
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      Cowdery 'to net £160m' from Aviva’s shock Friends Life takeover

      Clive Cowdery, the former head of Resolution and major shareholder at Friends Life, is set to walk away with £160m from the £5.6bn takeover deal announced on Friday.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Nov 2014 | 23:28
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      Mark Polson: Dafties will be dafties, but we must trust retirees

      The suggestion of a pensions credit card has been branded 'irresponsible', but denying retirees the freedoms they're being promised is akin to denying a toddler a ball until they've proved they can play with it properly, writes Mark Polson.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Nov 2014 | 20:13
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      Govt must protect retirees from ‘rip off’ drawdown charges - Labour

      Labour has urged the government to ensure none of the 320,000 savers expected to take advantage of pension freedoms are exposed to “rip off charges”.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Nov 2014 | 18:31
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      Aviva to buy Friends Life in £5.6bn deal

      Aviva has confirmed it is to buy rival insurer Friends Life in a deal worth £5.6bn which will create a combined business with 16 million customers.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Nov 2014 | 17:34
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      RP poll: Will the DWP’s ‘PensionsTube’ actually boost pension understanding?

      In this week’s quick fire RP poll we ask readers: Will the DWP’s YouTube channel - PensionsTube - actually boost understanding?

      Retirement Planner | 21 Nov 2014 | 10:51
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      Advisory community to benefit from DB-DC transfers by £3.39m a year

      Financial advisers are expected to benefit from the new regime which allows transfers between defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) schemes to the tune of £3.39m per year.

      Retirement Planner | 21 Nov 2014 | 10:25
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      Catch up: Five retirement stories you might have missed

      Had a manic week? Here’s a rundown of five retirement stories you might have missed…

      Retirement Planner | 21 Nov 2014 | 10:10
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      Number of women saving adequately for retirement at four year high

      The number of women saving adequately for retirement has reached a four year high according to Scottish Widows Women and Retirement report.

      Retirement Planner | 20 Nov 2014 | 10:38
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      James Hay AUA hits £16bn but profitability falls

      Assets under administration at platform and self-invested personal pension (SIPP) provider James Hay hit £16bn in the third quarter of the year, however, expected profit forecasts at the business have been cut.

      Professional Adviser | 19 Nov 2014 | 07:39

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