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).
Aegon has launched a High Income fund intended to help investors take advantage of pension freedoms coming announced in the Budget.
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Royal Bank of Scotland could be forced to plug a £5.6bn deficit in its pensions scheme if Scotland votes Yes on Thursday.
Confusion about changes to pension rules will drive a huge surge in demand for pensions advice, according to a FundsNetwork adviser poll.
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.
Self-invested personal pension (SIPP) holders with Scottish properties in their portfolios will need to consider their options in the event of a 'yes' vote in the upcoming independence referendum, says SIPP provider Suffolk Life.
Almost 9,500 income drawdown contracts were written in the second quarter of the year, with the mean pot size dropping to just over £50,000, latest figures from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) show.
Pension providers that “cream off profits” and withdraw from the auto-enrolment (AE) market just as small and medium-sized employers (SMEs) stage should be fined, Defaqto says.
A ‘yes’ vote in the Scottish referendum could see Standard Life move its pensions, investment and other long-term savings operations out of the country.
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