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Greg Kingston: The uncomfortable history of SIPP regulation

Greg Kingston takes a detailed look at the 'uncomfortable' history of SIPP regulation and says the regulator’s understanding of providers and the wider industry continues to evolve.

Women saving for retirement face ‘stark’ pensions gap

Most self-employed women are not saving enough for retirement and remain at risk of running out of money after they finish work, according to Scottish Widows analysis.

Stephen McPhillips: Navigating the world of unquoted shares

Stephen McPhillips looks at the unquoted shares market in relation to SIPP and SSAS investment. He says while the process is complex it can be worthwhile having gone through tough due diligence.

Ex-trustee admits £250,000 pension scheme fraud

The former trustee of a charity for the disabled has pleaded guilty to fraud after transferring more than £250,000 from the organisation's pension scheme.

Politics and pensions: A three-point manifesto wish-list

While Brexit is getting the lion's share of general election coverage the importance of pension policy should not be underestimated, writes Greg Kingston. Here he outlines what should be on party manifestos.

British Steel rescue deal gives workers ‘pension certainty’

A lifeline for British Steel in the form of a Chinese buyout would have positive implications for its workers caught up in its defined benefit (DB) pension scheme transfer saga.

Adviser calls for urgent death benefit rule reform

More than half of technical queries made to SIPP operator Curtis Banks by advisers concerned the subject of death benefits rules.

Gareth James: Standing up for the PLSA’s retirement living standards

Saving initiatives, such as the PLSA’s retirement living standards, need support not criticism from financial services professionals, writes Gareth James. Here he explains why picking apart a well-intentioned idea doesn’t help anyone.

Collective action could prevent ‘Gen X’ retirement shortfall

Collective action from government, the financial services industry and employers could help ensure savers in Generation X do not retire with insufficient funds, a study has found.

Scottish Friendly completes Canada Life closed book purchase

Mutual Scottish Friendly has completed the acquisition of a back book of life and pension policies from financial services provider Canada Life.
 

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British Steel rescue deal gives workers ‘pension certainty’

A lifeline for British Steel in the form of a Chinese buyout would have positive implications for its workers caught up in its defined benefit (DB) pension scheme transfer saga.