Regulation

        Should capped drawdown really be shelved?

        Professional Adviser | 25 Jul 2014 | 17:10

        The changes announced in the 2014 Budget hailed the end of capped drawdown for all. But Claire Trott asks is it really the right move?

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        The big three: Factors to consider when putting off an annuity purchase

        MGM Advantage’s Andrew Tully talks advisers through the ‘known unknowns’ when postponing buying an annuity for clients...

        Professional Adviser | 25 Jul 2014 | 15:53
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        Blog: The need for specialist retirement advice has never been greater

        The guidance guarantee is a good first step but regulated advice is key for retirees of all shapes and sizes, writes David Trenner...

        Professional Adviser | 25 Jul 2014 | 15:06

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      Lawyer declares Berkeley Burke ruling a ‘game changer' for SIPP providers

      Self-invested personal pension (SIPP) providers "must feel very nervous" today, according to a law firm, after the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) made a "game changer" of a decision against Berkeley Burke SIPP Administration.

      Professional Adviser | 25 Jul 2014 | 14:03
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      'Confident' TPAS defies pensions guidance doubters

      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.

      Professional Adviser | 24 Jul 2014 | 12:53
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      FCA for a day: What advisers would do if they had the power (part I)

      Professional Adviser asked seven advisers one question: If you had the means to change one thing about how the industry is regulated, what would you do? (part one of two...)

      Professional Adviser | 24 Jul 2014 | 10:03
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      Pension liberation websites frozen in clampdown

      Eighteen websites have been suspended and arrests made during a campaign, being revamped on Thursday, against pensions liberation schemes.

      Professional Adviser | 24 Jul 2014 | 07:41
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      FCA for a day: What advisers would do if they had the power (part two)

      Professional Adviser asked seven advisers one question: If you had the means to change one thing about how the industry is regulated, what would you do? (part two of two)

      Professional Adviser | 23 Jul 2014 | 18:34
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      FOS names Caroline Wayman chief ombudsman and CEO

      The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has named Caroline Wayman as its chief ombudsman and CEO, succeeding Natalie Ceeney.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Jul 2014 | 15:31
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      Fidelity launches retirement 'signpost' service ahead of pension freedoms

      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.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Jul 2014 | 12:38
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      FOS fends off increasing number of pension complaints

      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.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Jul 2014 | 07:22
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      Industry: TPAS and MAS will struggle to deliver guidance guarantee

      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.

      Professional Adviser | 22 Jul 2014 | 13:16
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      Why this adviser thinks pensions 'guidance' is the IKEA wardrobe of financial services

      Ever battled to put up an IKEA wardrobe? Chapters Financial director Keith Churchouse reckons the experience could bear a striking resemblance to the government's guidance guarantee...

      Professional Adviser | 22 Jul 2014 | 12:36
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      To wait or not to wait: Should clients defer buying an annuity?

      It is a question many advisers are facing when considering clients' impending at-retirement choices in the wake of the pension freedoms unveiled at Budget 2014. So what are advisers recommending?

      Professional Adviser | 22 Jul 2014 | 10:03
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      'A positive step': Advisers' relief at provider absence from retirement 'guidance'

      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).

      Professional Adviser | 22 Jul 2014 | 07:42
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      Tyrie writes to Chancellor over MAS role in pensions 'guidance'

      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.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Jul 2014 | 15:37
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      Advisers could pay third of retirement 'guidance' costs

      Financial advisers could pay a larger share of the costs for delivering the government's ‘guidance guarantee' than pension providers.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Jul 2014 | 13:35
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      FCA finds poor pension transfer advice; writes to SIPP CEOs over firm failings

      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.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Jul 2014 | 08:43
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      Webb gives clearest hint yet of retirement ‘guidance' model

      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.

      Professional Adviser | 18 Jul 2014 | 11:48
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      HMRC gives guidance on transitional arrangements for pension freedoms

      HMRC has published guidance on the transitional issues associated with the pension changes that were announced in this year’s Budget.

      Professional Adviser | 18 Jul 2014 | 11:42

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