In this week’s Retirement Planner news round-up we highlight five key stories you might have missed over the past seven days.
Annuity provider Just Retirement has launched a one-year version of its fixed-term annuity in response to the far-reaching changes affecting drawdown announced at last month's Budget.
How the industry distinguishes between 'advice' and 'guidance' is at odds with how the public perceives financial services, argues Personal Finance Society (PFS) chief executive Keith Richards.
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Nigel Hatt looks at the protection opportunities for those in danger of breaching the lifetime allowance.
The ability for DC members to be able to take their pension as a cash lump sum could lead to a raft of requests from DB members to transfer to a DC arrangement. Helen Morrissey looks at the potential impact of such a move and asks how schemes should communicate with members
Fiona Murphy caught up with Association of Professional Financial Advisers director-general Chris Hannant to discuss the changing retirement advice landscape
Two advisers have today been banned from financial services for significant failings relating to about 2,000 pension transfers, which led to more than £50m being transferred to overseas property developments operated by Harlequin.
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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has banned two men from working in the industry for orchestrating unsuitable self-invested personal pension (SIPP) switches.
The Personal Finance Society (PFS) has outlined a proposal for a flat fee model which would help regulated advisers deliver pensions advice to a larger audience, following the unexpected changes announced at Budget 2014.
Most people think savers will find it difficult to resist the urge to spend money earmarked for living costs in retirement when they are allowed to take pension pots as cash, research suggests.
Retirees receiving financial 'guidance' via the government's 'right-to-advice' promise outlined at Budget 2014 will also be told how long they are likely to live to help inform their decision about what to do with their retirement savings, Steve Webb has said.
Pension liberation fraudsters are targeting savers following the overhaul of defined contribution (DC) announced in this year’s Budget, JLT executive Margaret Snowdon says.
Retirement guidance-for-all could be one of George Osborne’s key legacies as Chancellor. As yet, it remains unclear who will ‘guide’ the masses but regulated advisers can and will benefit from the policy, writes Jenna Towler...
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