MPs have criticised the regulator's handling of last year's media blunder around an upcoming closed book review, saying it had been a "major self-inflicted distraction" and "created a false market in life insurance shares".
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has made it a requirement for firms to rank their annuity products against their peers and simplify the information they give to consumers in the form of wake-up packs.
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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to review the suitability of retirement advice following the pension ‘freedoms' set to be introduced next month.
The regulator has encouraged people to seek independent financial advice if approached about investing their pension, as it warned of a rise in investment scamming ahead of the pensions freedom coming into force in April.
Two ex-directors of failed adviser TailorMade Independent (TMI) - the main distributor of £400m troubled unregulated property scheme Harlequin - have been banned and fined by the regulator for not assessing the suitability of clients' investments made through self-invested personal pensions (SIPPs), the method most commonly used to invest in Harlequin.
John Fox is so sick of politicians messing about with pensions he wants to hand over control to the Bank of England
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The government is introducing an income tax exemption for payments made for advice on transfers out of defined benefit (DB) schemes.
The government does not intend to permit those wishing to cash in their annuities to sell them back to their existing provider, it has announced.
The lifetime pension saving allowance has been cut from £1.25m to £1m in the Budget today.
Rachel Vahey is fed up. Here she explains why the lifetime allowance cut is a plain and simple tax grab
Consumers are at risk of buying retirement products they later regret because of confusing regulatory rules around commission, pensions expert Ros Altmann has said.
Chancellor George Osborne will further relax pension rules in his Budget on Wednesday to allow the sale of annuity contracts.
People should get early access to some of their pension pot to make saving more attractive to younger workers, an actuarial group has said.
Pension transfers are a thorny issue. Mike Morrison argues if people are going to do it anyway, surely it’s better for an adviser to be involved
Controversial proposals to allow existing pensioners to sell their annuities for cash - and insurers to compete for the contracts - are to be discussed by ministers this week ahead of the 18 March Budget, according to reports.
Consumers must accept responsibility for their decisions in retirement when the new flexibility rules come into force in April, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) chief executive Martin Wheatley has said.
One in five of those retiring in the coming year have no idea how their pension withdrawals will be taxed, Fidelity research has found.
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