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Aviva and Aegon win gold in FTRC’s annual provider ratings

FTRC has awarded both Aviva and Aegon with gold in its 2019 product and operational ratings for workplace pensions and auto-enrolment.
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90% of DB schemes have set a long-term funding target

Almost all UK defined benefit (DB) schemes (92%) have set clear long-term funding targets, with most focused on buyout or self-sufficiency, according...

Thérèse Coffey to head DWP after Amber Rudd exit

Thérèse Coffey has taken over as secretary of state for work and pensions after the resignation of Amber Rudd. After being reappointed to the post in...

Stephen McPhillips: SSAS – some do’s and don’ts

Far from being a dead duck post pensions A-Day in 2006, as many had predicted, small self-administered schemes (SSAS) continue to retain their popularity....

Curtis Banks poised to consolidate SIPP market

Self-invested personal pension (SIPP) provider Curtis Banks has revealed it is actively seeking acquisition opportunities to aid its growth.

FCA asks advice firms to remove unused pension transfer permissions

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has written to advice firms asking them to consider removing their pension transfer permissions if they have not used...

How diverse are DC default strategies?

As the majority of defined contribution (DC) members are saving into their scheme's default fund, provider decisions on how to structure these...

LEBC transfer market withdrawal and its impact on DB scheme ‘de-risking’

Pension scheme experts are split as to how much LEBC's withdrawal from the defined benefit (DB) transfer advice market will...

LEBC transfer halt ‘shows quality of advice is bigger issue than contingent charging’

The quality of DB advice has proven to be a bigger issue than contingent charging, Tideway managing partner James Baxter...

Smart Pension and Lewis master trust authorised

Smart Pension and The Lewis Workplace Pension Trust have been authorised by The Pensions Regulator (TPR), taking the total number of approved schemes to...
 

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