P2P or not P2P: Do SIPPs and peer-to-peer lending mix?

        Professional Adviser | 20 Oct 2014 | 11:31

        P2P lending might have captured investors’ attention but utilising it in a SIPP brings a unique set of challenges, writes Andy Leggett


        Govt U-turns on MAS role in guidance guarantee

        The retirement guidance guarantee will not be delivered by the Money Advice Service (MAS), the Treasury has said, in a reversal of the government's previous announcement.

        Professional Adviser | 19 Oct 2014 | 18:04

        Blog: May you live in interesting (retirement) times

        Has the Chancellor brought about pension flexibility or more pension complexity? Neil MacGillivray voices his opinion…

        Professional Adviser | 16 Oct 2014 | 14:18

    Other Pensions articles


      Why a pension cashpoint is not around the corner

      Henry Tapper explains why George Osborne’s attempts to ‘sex up’ pensions flexibilities as a ‘Pensions Bank’ are wrong and confusing.

      Professional Adviser | 16 Oct 2014 | 08:03

      From 'give us a quote' to 'what should I do?': How Budget 2014 is transforming client behaviour

      Prior to Budget 2014, most queries to pensions advisory service Portal Financial were for straightforward quotes. How things have changed...

      Professional Adviser | 15 Oct 2014 | 14:09

      Will the drawdown revolution hike advisers’ admin burden?

      The predicted drawdown explosion post-April 2016 is an “excellent opportunity” for advisers, writes David Hughes, but can it be done without administration overload?

      Professional Adviser | 15 Oct 2014 | 13:18

      TeX calls for eight day pension transfer industry standard

      An eight day turnaround for pension transfers should become the industry standard, the TISA Exchange (TeX) organisation has said.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Oct 2014 | 10:15

      Call for MAS to be rebranded as Money Guidance Service

      The Money Advice Service (MAS) should drop the word ‘advice' from its title as it is "confusing" for the public, according to a director at an advisory firm.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Oct 2014 | 07:50
      Danny Alexander

      Pension reforms not done in a ‘big rush', says Danny Alexander

      Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury, has hit back at claims the government is pushing through its wide-ranging pension reforms "in a big rush" ahead of next year's general election.

      Professional Adviser | 15 Oct 2014 | 07:32

      Adviser who stole from client's pension ordered to pay back £250k

      An adviser who stole more than £200,000 from a client's pension has now been ordered to pay it back, plus interest, as well as serve three years in prison.

      Professional Adviser | 14 Oct 2014 | 13:14
      George Osborne delivers budget in 2014

      Pension tax free lump sum rules overhauled

      The Treasury is to give savers more freedom over how they take a tax-free lump sum from their pension pot.

      Professional Adviser | 14 Oct 2014 | 07:45

      Inquiry: Auto-enrolment - The impact on advice

      In this month’s Retirement Planner Inquiry Helen Morrissey looks at auto-enrolment and whether it will push people towards financial advice.

      Retirement Planner | 13 Oct 2014 | 11:11

      Pension trade bodies in merger talks

      The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) is in discussion with the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) on joining together.

      Professional Adviser | 10 Oct 2014 | 15:13
      The Houses of Parliament in London

      Business leaders urge govt to scrap pensions minister post

      The Institute of Directors (IoD) has made a plea to the next elected government to not make any more changes to pension legislation or even appoint a pensions minister.

      Professional Adviser | 10 Oct 2014 | 07:15

      DWP invites views on lifting NEST limits

      The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has opened a consultation on abolishing the restrictions on the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST).

      Professional Adviser | 09 Oct 2014 | 14:59

      National IFA attacks Lib Dem 'anti-savings agenda'

      National IFA LEBC has attacked the Liberal Democrats' leader Nick Clegg's recently outlined future tax proposals, saying they amount to an "anti-savings agenda".

      Professional Adviser | 09 Oct 2014 | 08:01

      Scottish Widows launches dedicated post-Budget pensions options site

      Scottish Widows has launched a website dedicated to helping people understand their retirement options post-April 2015 in light of the Budget changes.

      Professional Adviser | 09 Oct 2014 | 07:00

      Five stories 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 | 07 Oct 2014 | 14:36

      Pension transfers taking 'twice as long' due to fraud fears

      Members could be losing money because administrators are taking longer to process defined benefit (DB) pension scheme transfers, according to experts.

      Professional Adviser | 07 Oct 2014 | 11:21

      Webb to ‘watch industry like a hawk’ post-Budget

      Pensions minister Steve Webb has warned he will keep a sharp eye on the pensions industry following the announcement of the Budget freedoms in March.

      Professional Adviser | 06 Oct 2014 | 13:16



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