Pensions

        Catch up: Five retirement stories you might have missed

        Professional Adviser | 30 Jan 2015 | 11:38

        Here’s a round-up of five key retirement and advice stories from the past week...

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        Pension tax relief policy is advisers' biggest pre-election worry - research

        The next government’s policy on pension tax relief is the biggest worry to advisers ahead of the general election, a survey has found.

        Professional Adviser | 30 Jan 2015 | 10:57
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        Bad math: Why new pension rules mustn't = new products

        The pensions freedoms gives consumers more choice with what they do with their savings than ever before, but the industry's response must not be a flurry of new products, according to Axa Wealth's David Thompson.

        Professional Adviser | 29 Jan 2015 | 12:45

    Other Pensions articles

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      Blog: Now is the time to get back office systems up to speed

      Pensions freedom sounds like a boon for financial planners but giving advice has never been more risky, writes Brett Williams

      Professional Adviser | 29 Jan 2015 | 12:14
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      SIPP investors ‘punished still further’ on cash interest rates

      European banking regulations look set to hit SIPP investors’ cash interest rates even harder this year. Jenna Towler gauges provider reaction

      Professional Adviser | 29 Jan 2015 | 11:40
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      Changing tack: How pensions freedom altered Bradbury Hamilton's business plan

      Sheriar Bradbury talks to Jenna Towler about how pensions freedom has altered his firm’s acquisition strategy and swelled new business volumes

      Professional Adviser | 29 Jan 2015 | 11:28
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      Income funds: Will they solve the pensions freedom conundrum?

      Everybody’s talking about income funds but are they really the best way for retirees to benefit from pension freedoms? Nicola Brittain finds out

      Professional Adviser | 29 Jan 2015 | 11:22
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      Pensions freedom ‘absolutely made’ for cunning fraudsters – Phoenix Group

      Fraudsters targeting retirement pots through liberation or bogus transfers will take advantage of pensions freedom to target an even greater number of savers, Phoenix has warned.

      Professional Adviser | 29 Jan 2015 | 08:39
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      TPR fines 169 firms over auto-enrolment failures

      More than 160 employers were issued fixed penalties of £400 last year after The Pensions Regulator (TPR) ramped up the use of its powers for auto-enrolment failures.

      Professional Adviser | 28 Jan 2015 | 11:33
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      BlackRock research: 40% of baby boomers not saving for retirement

      The baby boom generation looks set to sleep walk into retirement as 40% have yet to begin saving into a pension, research shows.

      Professional Adviser | 27 Jan 2015 | 16:39
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      'Three-fold rise' in attempted pension liberation scams post-Budget

      Pension scheme members are three times more likely to be approached about accessing their pots since the Budget freedoms were announced, according to research.

      Professional Adviser | 27 Jan 2015 | 09:48
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      Pension complaints fall as savers await April 'freedoms'

      Complaints about pensions dealt with by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) have fallen markedly year on year, figures show, with the impending changes to legislation cited as a possible explanation for the drop.

      Professional Adviser | 27 Jan 2015 | 08:17
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      Three things clients may call you about this week

      Pension scandals and clever ruses. Here is our weekly heads-up on the stories that may have caught your clients' attention over the weekend...

      Professional Adviser | 26 Jan 2015 | 07:35
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      Everything advisers need to know about Pension Wise

      Richard Nuttall assesses the impact of the government’s pension guidance project, Pension Wise

      Professional Adviser | 23 Jan 2015 | 11:54
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      RP Poll: Should simplified advice be commission based?

      In this week’s RP Poll we ask readers whether commission should be brought back in a limited form…

      Professional Adviser | 23 Jan 2015 | 11:21
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      Will 2015 finally offer some R&R from RDR?

      The financial advice industry may finally be ready to move on from the biggest regulatory upheaval in decades, but what other challenges lie ahead, asks Aileen Lynch...

      Professional Adviser | 23 Jan 2015 | 10:39
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      Providers 'interested' in Webb’s annuity unwinding plan

      Providers have shown interest in plans to allow people to unwind their annuities, according to pensions minister Steve Webb.

      Professional Adviser | 22 Jan 2015 | 07:23
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      Webb floats idea of bulk transfers to cost efficient pensions

      Pensions minister Steve Webb has floated plans to allow providers to bulk transfer members from legacy schemes to more cost efficient models.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Jan 2015 | 16:40
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      Pension Wise undergoing pre-launch tests to brace for 'demand surges'

      The new Pension Wise service is being tested ahead of launch to ensure it meets any potential demand surges, according to pensions minister Steve Webb.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Jan 2015 | 12:31
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      Architas and BirthStar launch AE-style funds for retail investors

      Architas and technology firm BirthStar have launched seven retail funds that follow an age-based strategy more commonly associated with default auto-enrolment (AE) pension funds.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Jan 2015 | 08:18

Poll

    Will the FCA's ‘second line of defence’ save retirees from bad outcomes?