Almost half of consumers due to retire within the next decade will be seeking help from regulated financial advisers, research claims.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned of a scheme encouraging pension savers to transfer money from their work pension schemes into self-invested personal pensions (SIPPs) to be invested into an AIM listed company.
Three employers have been issued fixed penalties of £400 in The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) first use of fines for failures related to auto-enrolment.
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