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Accumulation phase: Advisers must do more to help clients build pension pots

The recently enforced freedom reforms represent a dramatic change in how and indeed, when, many defined contribution (DC) members will access their pension pots...
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Global pension trends reveal direction of travel for UK firms

The shifts in the UK pensions landscape are fairly clear. The movement from defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) is...

General election: Nine things to expect in the next five years

We've had a general election, the Conservatives have won, the SNP did well - and everyone else lost. But what does it...

Conservative win: Five potential changes to the benefits system

Here's what the Tories are promising to do in their manifesto: The Coalition tried to reform the benefits system by introducing Universal Credit. The Tories have set out plans to make Brits aged 18 to 21 claim a youth allowance instead of Jobseeker’s Allowance. After six months, you will have to take an apprenticeship, traineeship or do daily community work for your benefits.

Curtis Banks floats on AIM with £85m market cap

Curtis Banks, the self-invested personal pension (SIPP) provider, has floated on the AIM stock exchange with a market capitalisation of £85m. ...

Uncertain advisers avoid pension transfer business

Half of advisers are avoiding pension transfer business because they fear the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will crack down on the practice leaving them open...

Success story: Steve Webb’s tenure as pensions minister

At a glance Steve Webb has been the longest serving pensions minister, staying in post for the whole five-year parliament He has also introduced a...

Pensions minister Steve Webb loses parliamentary seat

Liberal Democrat MP Steve Webb, who has served as pensions minister for the last five...

Defaqto launches pension ratings service

A pension ratings service which utilises feedback from financial advisers has been launched by Defaqto Defaqto's Pension Service Ratings uses advisers' experience to determine provider ratings....

Three key predictions for workplace pensions

Workplace pensions is an ever developing area of the retirement market. My three key predictions are: The workplace pensions market will shift in focus to outcomes,...
 

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