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Pension Schemes Bill gains House of Lords approval

The Pension Schemes Bill has been approved by the House of Lords and should gain royal assent shortly.

Rachel Vahey: Three good things for better pension understanding

Rachel Vahey outlines three initiatives that could have the "power to change pension comprehension, engagement and planning" in her latest article for Retirement Planner

Adrian Boulding: Go against the pack and consider an annuity

The much-maligned annuity is still a worthy contender in the retirement income space, writes Spire Platform Solutions' Adrian Boulding. Here he outlines why advisers shouldn't discount them entirely

Pension transfer values end volatile year 8% up; scam ‘red flags’ at record high

Pension transfer values ended 2020 at £259,000, 8% higher than the start of the year, according to XPS Pension Group after suffering periods of substantial volatility linked to the pandemic while potential scams reached record highs.

What is the FCA’s new DB advice assessment tool ‘DBAAT’?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a defined benefit (DB) transfer tool which it said should help firms understand its file review methodology for DB transfer advice. But what exactly is it and why should advisers care?

FCA action sees 130 firms quit DB transfer advice in 2020

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) intervention resulted in 130 advice firms ceasing to operate in defined benefit (DB) transfer advice in 2020, the regulator has reported.

Chris Read: The ‘Great Reset’ requires positive thinking

It's January, we are in our third national lockdown with no clear end date on the horizon but Chris Read is optimistic about the months and years to come. Read on to find out why...

Pension contributions drop 11% as millions furloughed

Contributions to workplace defined contribution (DC) schemes dropped 11% during the first national lockdown last spring, official data reveals.

DWP bans flat-fee AE charges on pots worth under £100

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will ban the charging of flat fees on auto-enrolment (AE) pots valued at or below £100 and launch work on how to standardise cost and charges reporting.
Rewriting the rules on retirement planning

Neil MacGillivray: To scheme pay or not to scheme pay

Neil MacGillvray explores the options for paying the pension annual allowance charge and asks if the 'scheme pays' route is the most efficient for clients...
 

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Adrian Boulding: Go against the pack and consider an annuity

The much-maligned annuity is still a worthy contender in the retirement income space, writes Spire Platform Solutions' Adrian Boulding. Here he outlines why advisers shouldn't discount them entirely