Feature - Retirement Planner
As the industry gears up for the introduction of retirement freedoms in April what will people choose? Stephen Lowe goes through recent research into what retirees are looking for.
Natanje Holt takes a look at how statutory money purchase illustrations will work once Budget freedoms come into play.
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Pension freedoms bring greater risks as well as choice, especially for those who don’t take advice or guidance. But, Andrew Tully argues, the FCA and providers can help…
Politicians have painted annuities as ‘toxic products’ but guaranteed income is the bedrock of retirement for the majority. Providers are betting on simplified advice to square the circle, writes Jenna Towler
One provider has sounded alarm bells on a platform ‘capacity crunch’ in the wake of pension freedoms. Jenna Towler finds out how platforms plan to keep up with drawdown demand
The changes to the pensions system announced in the Budget trumpeted a new era of freedom and choice for pension savers. However, with the full details of the pension changes still to be considered, Jonathan Watts-Lay highlights a few common pitfalls those approaching retirement should watch out for
From April we are expecting a surge in demand for income drawdown. However, how easy is it to offer these flexibilities to those with small pensions pots? Jamie Smith-Thompson takes a closer look
SIPP providers are struggling to find buyers due to large proportions of non-standard assets in their portfolio. Helen Morrissey asks what can be done about this issue.
Servicing the mass market effectively is a tricky issue for financial advisers. However, Chapters Financial director Keith Churchouse talks to Helen Morrissey about the launch of a new website that could have a huge impact on how the mass market receives advice.
Blended retirement illustrations are coming by next April. However, Natanje Holt wonders if the increased complexity will make these documents impossible to understand
In this week’s quick fire RP poll we ask readers: Will the DWP’s YouTube channel - PensionsTube - actually boost understanding?
Had a manic week? Here’s a rundown of five retirement stories you might have missed…
Equity release is growing strongly and Bower Retirement Services is looking to recruit more advisers. Helen Morrissey talks to new chairperson Andrea Rozario about her new role and the outlook for equity release.
Jasper Berens takes a look at the investment challenges that go alongside the new retirement freedoms.
Income drawdown looks set to grow rapidly as a result of Budget freedoms. Jenna Towler takes a look at the issues for those navigating this area without an adviser.
A quirk in A-Day tax rules means registered group life benefits count towards the lifetime allowance (LTA). Jonathan Stapleton looks at the problems this poses as the LTA falls
Do advisers think the industry will be ready in time to deal with incoming Budget flexibilities? Helen Morrissey finds out in the latest Retirement Planner Inquiry.
Helen Morrissey talks to a panel of experts about the factors that prevent self-employed people from accessing financial advice
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