HMRC refines stance on pension lump sum ‘recycling’

        Professional Adviser | 25 Nov 2014 | 13:12

        HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has clarified its position on why certain retirees using standalone lump sums trigger a reduced annual allowance.

        HM Revenue and Customs
        The Houses of Parliament

        Treasury in 'major U-turn' over plans to fine DC savers who access pots

        The government has dropped plans to fine savers who access defined contribution (DC) pots under changes announced in the Budget but fail to alert all their previous pension providers.

        Professional Adviser | 25 Nov 2014 | 11:54

        IFP partners with FCA on ‘conflicts of interest' project

        The Institute of Financial Planning (IFP) is in discussions with the regulator about drawing up a definitive list of possible conflict of interest scenarios that crop up during the advice and planning process.

        Professional Adviser | 24 Nov 2014 | 12:02

    Other Regulation articles

      Royal Courts of Justice

      Watchdog reveals details of £134m pensions liberation bust

      The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has shut down a group of five pension liberation schemes that had taken more than £134m from more than 1,400 people.

      Professional Adviser | 21 Nov 2014 | 14:55

      FCA's Lesley Titcomb joins TPR as chief executive

      The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has appointed Lesley Titcomb as chief executive.

      Professional Adviser | 20 Nov 2014 | 16:45

      APFA: Only a third of advisers qualified to give LTC advice

      Only a third of advisers are currently qualified to provide long term care advice despite growing interest from advisers in the area, the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) has found.

      Professional Adviser | 20 Nov 2014 | 13:05

      FCA: Regulation hinders product cost comparisons

      Too many regulatory requirements around what charges need to be disclosed on investment and savings products make it difficult for advisers to assess and compare the cost of products, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) technical specialist Rory Percival has said.

      Professional Adviser | 20 Nov 2014 | 10:35

      FSCS Catalyst claims to reach £60m this year

      The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) expects to pay out £60m in claims against failed ARM bonds distributor Catalyst Investment Group this year.

      Professional Adviser | 18 Nov 2014 | 10:40

      Webb: Some will 'make the wrong choices' with their pension

      The government expects some people to "make the wrong choices" and receive a worse outcome than under the existing system when changes designed to give retirees the power to do as they wish with their savings are rolled out in the spring, pensions minister Steve Webb has warned.

      Professional Adviser | 18 Nov 2014 | 08:22

      Study reveals ignorance of state pension reforms

      Almost half of people are unaware how changes to the state pension will affect them with just over 500 days to go until historic reforms are introduced, research suggests.

      Professional Adviser | 18 Nov 2014 | 08:03

      FCA considers removing same-day complaints rule

      The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is considering a number of recommendations on how financial services firms can improve the way they handle complaints, including removing a rule stating that not all gripes must be reported to it.

      Professional Adviser | 17 Nov 2014 | 10:21

      Government unveils 'PensionTube' to aid retirement understanding

      The government has launched an online hub within video sharing site YouTube in a bid to aid consumers' understanding of pensions.

      Professional Adviser | 17 Nov 2014 | 10:03

      Chaos theory: How to manage sequencing risk in a retirement portfolio

      Abraham Okusanya caused quite a stir among advisers after highlighting the dangers of sequence of return risk. In a follow-up, he examines potential solutions...

      Professional Adviser | 13 Nov 2014 | 12:26

      The FCA is a child of crisis, says chairman

      The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) was born in the aftermath of a crisis, so that is all it knows, but it has laid the groundwork for making markets work well again, its chairman John-Griffith Jones is expected to say in a speech on Thursday.

      Professional Adviser | 13 Nov 2014 | 12:18

      Pensions experts call for policy intervention on care funding

      Pensions experts have called for the government to help savers access their pensions tax-free to fund long-term care.

      Professional Adviser | 12 Nov 2014 | 12:16

      Blog: The problem with pensions

      With the Budget freedoms raising concerns about what savers will do with their money, and the state pension still returning a 'paltry sum', David Brooks assesses potential solutions...

      Professional Adviser | 12 Nov 2014 | 12:07
      Keith Richards

      PFS chief: We need advice models we've never seen before

      Financial advisers are willing and able to break through the “perceived barriers” to at-retirement advice by inventing simpler offerings, chief executive of the Personal Finance Society (PFS) Keith Richards has said.

      Professional Adviser | 11 Nov 2014 | 10:06

      Ordinary retirees 'urgently need simplified advice' to cope with pension freedoms

      A workable and affordable simplified advice framework must urgently be established to ensure ‘ordinary savers’ properly benefit from next year’s pension freedoms, delegates heard.

      Professional Adviser | 10 Nov 2014 | 07:45

      Codename Project Minerva: Sesame's past business review uncovered

      The UK's largest adviser network is undertaking a widespread past business review following a £6m fine for advice failings last year. Laura Miller speaks to those in the firing line to uncover details of the secretive Project Minerva...

      Professional Adviser | 07 Nov 2014 | 10:48

      MAS consumer contact up 40% year on year

      Almost 1.6 million more consumers contacted the Money Advice Service (MAS) in the last three months than in the same period last year, latest figures show.

      Professional Adviser | 06 Nov 2014 | 12:57


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