Pensions

        LV= launches Retirement Account to aid ‘blended’ retirement advice

        Professional Adviser | 02 Mar 2015 | 15:47

        LV= has launched an online retirement modelling tool to help advisers select, explain and administer a blend of retirement options.

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        Three things clients may call you about this week

        Professional Adviser's weekly heads-up on what your clients may have read in the national newspapers at the weekend...

        Professional Adviser | 02 Mar 2015 | 09:12
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        DWP and FCA accelerate project to brighten 'dark corners' of pension charging

        The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have issued a call for evidence on which costs should be included in annual charge disclosures on workplace pension schemes, as part of a project to allay savers' fears about the 'dark corners' of the investment and pension sectors.

        Professional Adviser | 02 Mar 2015 | 08:17

    Other Pensions articles

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      Adrian Boulding to exit Legal & General

      Legal & General's pensions strategy director Adrian Boulding is to leave the provider this summer.

      Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 16:15
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      Labour pledges to cut lifetime and annual allowances

      Labour will cap the pensions lifetime allowance at £1m and restrict the annual allowance to £30,000 to help fund a £2.7m reduction in tuition fees if elected, it has announced.

      Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 14:05
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      RP Poll: Is a pensions freedom cooling-off period needed?

      The latest Retirement Planner poll asks readers if a 30 day cooling-off period should be introduced for pensions freedom retirees who haven’t taken advice.

      Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 11:53
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      Providers must give pensions freedom retirees ‘personalised risk warnings’

      Pension providers must give consumers looking to access their pension pots after 6 April “personalised risk warnings” before selling them retirement income products, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said.

      Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 11:16
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      New world retirement planning: The key risk factors

      Ben Goss outlines the key risk factors associated with retirement planning and how best to tackle them

      Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 10:51
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      SIPP rebirth: The most flexible pension product ever?

      Will pensions freedom make SIPPs the most flexible pension product ever? Jeff Steedman certainly thinks so…

      Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 10:32
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      DB transfer advice: Is it worth the reputational risk?

      DB transfers can come at a cost to clients and advisers, so how should the industry deal with the predicted increase in demand following the introduction of pensions freedom? Nicola Brittain finds out…

      Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 10:26
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      Advisers refusing DB transfers 'expose clients to fraud risk'

      Clients looking to transfer out of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes could struggle to find willing advisers and providers to facilitate the shift, leaving them at greater risk of falling victim to fraudsters, Neil MacGillivray has warned.

      Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 09:13
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      Advice firm to lobby govt for pensions freedom cooling-off period

      People wanting to cash in their pension pots without taking financial advice should be subject to a mandatory 30 day cooling-off period, advice firm LEBC has said.

      Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 09:11
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      Freedom and choice will see UK become European ‘pension haven'

      The UK will become a pensions transfer ‘haven' for European Union (EU) citizens once freedom and choice comes into effect, a top pensions lawyer has said.

      Professional Adviser | 27 Feb 2015 | 08:13
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      Armchair Critic: Nine safe bets (and a few unsafe) from pensions 'freedom'

      We're only a few weeks away from 6 April and the introduction of most of the pension 'freedoms' announced at Budget 2014. As Brendan Llewellyn writes, there are plenty of 'safe bets' as a result of the changes, but a handful of ambiguities too...

      Professional Adviser | 26 Feb 2015 | 10:37
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      Labour pushes for clarity on pension flexibility threat to means-tested benefits

      The government must shed light on how incoming pension flexibilities interact with means-tested benefit rules, according to shadow pensions minister Gregg McClymont.

      Professional Adviser | 25 Feb 2015 | 16:38
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      ‘Pensions are finished’: Michael Johnson calls time on traditional retirement product

      The Budget reform package coupled with generation Y’s complete disengagement from traditional retirement saving has effectively killed pensions in their current form, according to Michael Johnson.

      Professional Adviser | 25 Feb 2015 | 16:15
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      Second-hand SIPPs: How to switch provider

      Switching SIPP providers can be a tricky prospect for advisers. Here Jeff Steedman outlines the process and shares his market insights...

      Professional Adviser | 25 Feb 2015 | 16:04
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      Default option: Why advisers should get to grips with workplace DC

      Client assets could be sitting in inefficient workplace pension default funds. Simon Chinnery explains why advisers should get involved with corporate DC

      Professional Adviser | 25 Feb 2015 | 15:55
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      Just Retirement unveils post-pensions freedom ‘mix and match’ products

      Just Retirement is to launch a set of products aimed at Middle Britain retirees offering ‘mix and match’ options for retirement income.

      Professional Adviser | 25 Feb 2015 | 07:00
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      Pensions freedom: 'Critical' pieces of jigsaw missing, says ABI

      The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has called on the industry to fully support upcoming pension changes but warned “critical pieces of the jigsaw are still missing and will not be in place in time”.

      Professional Adviser | 25 Feb 2015 | 07:00

Job of the week

Poll

    Should non-advised retirees cashing in their pension pots be given a 30 day cooling-off period?