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DB transfer values see volatile end to 2018

Defined benefit (DB) pension transfer values, as measured by the XPS Pensions Group Transfer Value Index, remained high during 2018 but saw a volatile...

MP calls on Amber Rudd to ‘fix broken pensions transfer market’

Independent MP Stephen Lloyd has called on the secretary of state for work and pensions to investigate the pensions transfer...

Let clients pay for DB transfer advice with pension – Steve Webb

A potential solution to the contingent charging dilemma would be to allow clients to pay for DB transfer advice from their final...

SSAS schemes risk missing government requirements – Talbot and Muir

Many small self-administered scheme (SSAS) arrangements risk failing to meet the administrative requirements of HM Revenue and Customs and TPR,...

Banning cold calling is only half the battle – Zurich

The ban on pensions cold calling may finally have come into force today but there is still a way to...

PPF: DB universe drops back into red

Defined benefit (DB) schemes fell back into deficit on aggregate over December as gilt yields and asset returns fell, the...

‘British Steel thrust contingent charging into spotlight’ – Keith Richards

A few rogue advisers have thrust contingent charging into the spotlight and banning the charging method is not the answer,...

MPs launch inquiry into contingent charging on DB transfer advice

Parliament's Work and Pensions Committee has launched an inquiry into contingent charging on defined benefit (DB) pension transfer advice.

£40m DB claim payouts ‘tell us little about advice given now’

FSCS data has revealed DB transfer-related pay-outs have doubled in the last two years although Royal London director of policy Steve Webb...

DWP fixes ‘nonsensical’ no-deal Brexit investment regulations

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has amended draft no-deal Brexit regulations to remove a provision which would have...

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