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December concludes turbulent year for DB transfer values

Pension transfer values fell in December, while the number of individuals taking a transfer value from schemes rose, according to XPS Pension Group.

AJ Bell launches low-cost retirement investment account

AJ Bell has launched a retirement investment account (RIA) designed to suit advised clients with pensions of about £250,000.

Greg Kingston: ‘Cost of pension tax relief likely to fall as nation saves more’

Greg Kingston takes a look at the perennial pension tax relief debate and highlights why it pays to read the small print in HMRC documents...

Tapered annual allowance review findings expected in Budget

The government’s review of the tapered annual allowance is underway with findings expected to be announced in the 11 March Budget.

Ex-accountant fined £5k for misleading TPR over workplace pensions

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has fined a former accountant £4,987 after he failed to enrol staff into a workplace pension scheme.

Welsh advice firm enters administration after raft of SIPP complaints

Adviser firm Economic Financial Solutions, which traded as Torch Wealth Management, has entered administration.

FCA hones in on 90 most active firms in DB transfer market

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is individually assessing the 90 most “impactful firms” in the defined benefit (DB) transfer space.

Pension providers berated over lack of product innovation

The majority of employers in the UK do not believe pension providers are doing enough to offer progressive products for the modern workforce, according to Smarterly.

TPR welcomes government’s ‘prompt’ reintroduction of pension schemes bill

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has welcomed the government’s latest update on the details of the pension schemes bill.

Government announces March Budget

HM Treasury has confirmed that the government will hold its Budget on 11 March.

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