When it comes to finance a little knowledge can be dangerous, writes Stephen Lowe. Especially when it comes to pensions freedom and choice
Pensions freedom has given consumers control over how to spend their retirement savings, but a number of unintended consequences have emerged, according to a lang cat report.
Tony Watts explains why pension freedom and choice is 'policy driven by politics'
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Some employers are still reticent about auto-enrolment. Here Tom Nall outlines six 'magic' questions advisers should ask to help them get the ball rolling
Life fund consolidator Phoenix Life has widened its partnership with Just Retirement to allow clients access to the government's new pension freedoms and simplified advice.
Rory Percival has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at the Retirement Planner Forum and Awards on 17 June.
Professional Adviser's Armchair Critic takes a look at the Pension Wise website, and can't quite believe what he is (and isn't) reading...
Regardless of who is in power after the general election, higher earners are going to see their pension contributions taxed more heavily, according to analysis.
The Green Party has pledged to reform private pensions, channeling some of the money spent on pension relief towards creating a "more generous" state pension.
The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has announced plans for a retirement ‘window' allowing pensioners to take a slightly lower weekly state pension from the age of 65.
The Liberal Democrats want to enshrine the ‘triple lock' on the state pension into law and raise the tax-free allowance to £12,500 as the party unveiled its manifesto ahead of next month's general election.
Who will be pensions minister after the general election? Professional Adviser's sister title Professional Pensions rounds up the names of 24 potential candidates for the role.
The majority of well-off pre-retirees are well prepared for pensions freedom and choice despite lack of contact from providers about the changes, a survey from website RetireEasy has found.
The Personal Finance Society (PFS) is in discussions with the regulator and government to introduce additional safeguards to defined benefit (DB) pension transfers where the client wants to act against the advice they received.
Elizabeth Coyle outlines exactly what people are going to get out of the government’s guidance guarantee Pension Wise
Mike Morrison describes the massive changes to death benefits and highlights the potential pitfalls to be wary of
Citizens Advice has issued a stark pension fraud warning just days after freedom and choice came into force stating retirees are being increasingly targeted by ever more sophisticated scammers.
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