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The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) and Money Advice Service (MAS) have hit back at critics of their involvement in delivering the government's pensions 'guidance guarantee', saying they are confident they can scale up to meet demand.
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Fidelity Worldwide Investment has launched an at-retirement service ahead of the deadline for implementing the new flexibilities for defined contribution (DC) members next April.
The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has fended off an increasing number of pension complaints in the first quarter of this year as the number of complaints increased but uphold rates dropped.
The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) and the Money Advice Service (MAS) will struggle to cope with the scale and speed of meeting the guidance guarantee, industry figures say.
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Advisers have expressed their relief that the government's promised free at-retirement guidance will not be delivered by providers, but reservations remain over the likely involvement of the Money Advice Service (MAS).
The proposed role of the Money Advice Service (MAS) in delivering financial guidance to thousands of retirees is "concerning", according to Treasury Select Committee (TSC) chairman Andrew Tyrie.
Financial advisers could pay a larger share of the costs for delivering the government's ‘guidance guarantee' than pension providers.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has found evidence of poor pension transfer advice, and, in a separate review, has written to the CEOs of self invested personal pensions (SIPP) providers raising concerns over firm failings.
Pensions minister Steve Webb has given the clearest indication yet of the make-up of the government's retirement ‘guidance guarantee', which will include a clear "hand off" to full advice for those who need it.
HMRC has published guidance on the transitional issues associated with the pension changes that were announced in this year’s Budget.
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