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        Five things you might have missed

        Retirement Planner | 23 Sep 2014 | 16:54

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

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        RP Poll: Pensions passport

        In this week's quick-fire Retirement Planner poll we ask: Should pensions wake-up packs be replaced with a 'pensions passport'?

        Retirement Planner | 23 Sep 2014 | 16:53
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        Think-tank pressures Labour to reverse retirement freedoms

        Labour should reverse the pension freedoms announced in the Budget 2014 if it wins the general election in May, a leftist think-tank has said.

        Professional Adviser | 22 Sep 2014 | 13:53

    Other Pensions articles

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      LGIM launches drawdown product to plug post-Budget gap

      Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM) has launched a multi-asset flexible drawdown product in a bid to help fill the void created by the Budget freedoms.

      Professional Adviser | 22 Sep 2014 | 13:49
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      Govt should stump up cash for guidance guarantee’s first year – MGM Advantage

      The government should pay for the guidance guarantee’s first year of operation instead of charging the industry through a levy, according to MGM Advantage.

      Professional Adviser | 22 Sep 2014 | 10:40
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      Pensions passport must replace wake-up packs - Hargreaves

      Wake-up packs for people approaching retirement should be scrapped in favour of a simple pensions passport to help make it easier to shop around, Hargreaves Lansdown has said.

      Professional Adviser | 22 Sep 2014 | 10:18
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      Calls for end to automatic annuity purchases

      Pensions campaigner Ros Altmann is leading calls for a ban on automatic annuity purchases.

      Professional Adviser | 22 Sep 2014 | 07:56
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      APFA: Disproportionate guidance guarantee levy must be changed

      Guidance guarantee levy plans will hit advisers ‘disproportionately’ hard and in turn increase costs for consumers, according to the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA).

      Professional Adviser | 18 Sep 2014 | 11:31
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      Aegon launches retirement-focused High Income fund

      Aegon has launched a High Income fund intended to help investors take advantage of pension freedoms coming announced in the Budget.

      Professional Adviser | 17 Sep 2014 | 13:04
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      U-turns and sky-high fees: A tale of two FOS decisions

      Two recent Financial Ombudsman decisions are crucial reading for the SIPP industry. Fiona Murphy looks at the issues.

      Retirement Planner | 17 Sep 2014 | 10:00
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      On target? Winning the battle on pension liberation

      Fiona Murphy examines The Pension Ombudsman’s delays to decisions on pension liberation fraud and wider concerns about how liberation could shift.

      Retirement Planner | 17 Sep 2014 | 09:52
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      RP Poll: Should providers who shun auto-enrolment be fined?

      In this week's quick-fire poll we ask: Should pension providers who withdraw from or fail to participate in auto-enrolment be fined?

      Retirement Planner | 17 Sep 2014 | 09:18
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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 | 17 Sep 2014 | 08:59
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      Worst ravages of RDR over as advisers in 'survival mode' halve

      Advisers have overcome the biggest hurdles they were confronted with as a result of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR), according to a poll, with the number reporting they are still in "survival mode" having halved.

      Professional Adviser | 17 Sep 2014 | 08:01
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      Here we go again… What did we learn from the third SIPP thematic review?

      Again? Really? Andy Leggett looks at the findings of the third FCA thematic review of the SIPP business…

      Professional Adviser | 16 Sep 2014 | 10:59
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      RBS may have to plug £5.6bn pensions deficit if Scotland votes Yes

      Royal Bank of Scotland could be forced to plug a £5.6bn deficit in its pensions scheme if Scotland votes Yes on Thursday.

      Professional Adviser | 16 Sep 2014 | 08:06
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      Post-Budget pension advice surge fuelled by ‘client confusion’ – poll

      Confusion about changes to pension rules will drive a huge surge in demand for pensions advice, according to a FundsNetwork adviser poll.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Sep 2014 | 10:18
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      Over-55s to splurge £3bn pension cash on ‘cars and kitchens’

      The Chancellor’s pension reforms will see over-55s take out a total of about £5bn from their pension pots after the rules change in April next year, an actuarial firm predicts.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Sep 2014 | 07:41
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      MPs launch post-Budget auto-enrolment inquiry

      MPs have launched an inquiry into the progress of auto-enrolment after the shock changes to the pension system announced in the Budget.

      Professional Adviser | 12 Sep 2014 | 15:41
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      Aviva chairman McFarlane leaves to head Barclays

      John McFarlane, the chairman of insurer Aviva, has left the business to become chairman of banking group Barclays.

      Professional Adviser | 12 Sep 2014 | 09:32

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