Feature - Retirement Planner

        Equity release: From one-hit wonder to market superstar?

        Retirement Planner | 22 Oct 2014 | 15:14

        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.


        Solving the retirement equation for the Pensions Revolution

        Jasper Berens takes a look at the investment challenges that go alongside the new retirement freedoms.

        Retirement Planner | 22 Oct 2014 | 15:11

        Will the masses be hooked on non-advised drawdown?

        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.

        Retirement Planner | 22 Oct 2014 | 15:08

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      Spanner in the works? The impact of group life schemes on the lifetime allowance

      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

      Retirement Planner | 22 Oct 2014 | 15:06

      A race against time: Dealing with retirement change

      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.

      Retirement Planner | 22 Oct 2014 | 14:51
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      Overcoming pension planning obstacles for the self-employed

      Helen Morrissey talks to a panel of experts about the factors that prevent self-employed people from accessing financial advice

      Retirement Planner | 22 Oct 2014 | 14:47

      SIPPs - it's all about flexibility

      Austin Broad goes through the issues advisers and their clients need to think about when navigating the SIPP market.

      Retirement Planner | 22 Oct 2014 | 14:46

      Unfinished business - Webb’s vision for pension reform

      With just months to go before the general election pensions minister Steve Webb shows no sign of slowing down. Helen Morrissey spoke to him about his plans for the future.

      Retirement Planner | 22 Oct 2014 | 14:43
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      Webb has annuities in his sights

      The outcome of the next general election looks way too close to call and speculation is mounting about how long Steve Webb will remain as pensions minister.

      Retirement Planner | 22 Oct 2014 | 14:41

      Inquiry: Auto-enrolment - The impact on advice

      In this month’s Retirement Planner Inquiry Helen Morrissey looks at auto-enrolment and whether it will push people towards financial advice.

      Retirement Planner | 13 Oct 2014 | 11:11

      RP: Start-up businesses are worth a closer look

      Advising start-up businesses might not seem to be top of many advisers' to-do lists as many aspiring entrepreneurs are low on cash and may feel they are unable to pay advisory fees. However, they are a group deserving of a closer look.

      Retirement Planner | 17 Sep 2014 | 10:15

      U-turns and sky-high fees: A tale of two FOS decisions

      Two recent Financial Ombudsman decisions are crucial reading for the SIPP industry. Fiona Murphy looks at the issues.

      Retirement Planner | 17 Sep 2014 | 10:00

      Case Study: Post Budget advice

      In this case study David Trenner looks at some of the advice issues brought up by the Budget.

      Retirement Planner | 17 Sep 2014 | 09:59

      Advising entrepreneurs

      Helen Morrissey talks to Addidi Wealth Management’s Anna Sofat about her work with entrepreneurs

      Retirement Planner | 17 Sep 2014 | 09:58

      Making the guidance guarantee the go-to retirement service

      How should the guidance guarantee look? Chris Daems believes it should take a leaf out of NHS Direct’s book.

      Retirement Planner | 17 Sep 2014 | 09:54

      A second line of defence: Is the guidance guarantee enough?

      Stephen Lowe looks at the post-Budget retirement landscape and asks if the guidance guarantee is enough.

      Retirement Planner | 17 Sep 2014 | 09:53

      On target? Winning the battle on pension liberation

      Fiona Murphy examines The Pension Ombudsman’s delays to decisions on pension liberation fraud and wider concerns about how liberation could shift.

      Retirement Planner | 17 Sep 2014 | 09:52

      Adding value to post-Budget retirement decisions

      Vince Smith-Hughes looks at the challenges and opportunities for advisers in the post-Budget environment.

      Retirement Planner | 17 Sep 2014 | 09:34

      Digging deeper into the pension reforms

      Claire Trott takes a closer look at the intricacies of Budget reforms

      Retirement Planner | 17 Sep 2014 | 09:23

      Deferring state pensions: Weighing up the options

      Should retirees defer their state pension? For some, it might significantly boost their retirement income levels. Fiona Murphy finds out what pension experts think

      Retirement Planner | 17 Sep 2014 | 09:21



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