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Rebooting retirement income

It’s a game changer: Vince Smith-Hughes on death benefits

Speaking at the first Retirement Planner breakfast briefing, in association with Prudential, Vince Smith-Hughes gave advisers in the room insight on the package of...
Drilling into drawdown: Before and after 6 April

Drilling into drawdown: Before and after 6 April

'Radical' is surely the right word to describe the changes to pensions coming into effect from 6 April. Alterations to death benefit rules should also...
What could possibly go wrong?

Is there a risk of information overload on pensions?

The biggest package of pension reforms in a generation, now just days away, will bring freedom and choice to retirees. There is no doubt people will have...
Scheme pensions: The one thing Webb forgot about...

Scheme pensions: The one thing Webb forgot about…

Money purchase scheme pensions are the Marmite of retirement planning. It is safe to say they have either been loved or hated by advisers and providers alike....
Market movements: TPAS talks guidance and advice

TPAS’ Michelle Cracknell: ‘We really want to keep people positive about pensions’

Delivering on George Osborne's promise of "free, impartial guidance for all retirees" was never going to be a simple task. Starting from scratch with a...

A reality check on death benefits

The adviser community greeted the initial announcements on death benefit changes, in September 2014, with disbelief. While it did seem a bit too good to...
What could possibly go wrong?

RP Inquiry: Analysing the FCA’s retirement income market study

Retirement Planner's monthly survey of readers asked for opinion on the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) latest retirement income market study. The regulator's paper found some...
SIPP investors and the big interest rate squeeze

SIPP investors face even lower cash interest rates

Low interest rates on self-invested personal pension (SIPP) accounts have long plagued retirement savers, but things are about to get a little bit worse,...
Income funds: The answer to the pensions conundrum?

The next big thing: Income funds set to soar post-pensions freedom

George Osborne dropped a retirement income bombshell in his 2014 Budget leaving asset managers rubbing their hands in anticipation. Pensions freedom and choice removed near...
Why politicians should hit the brake on pensions freedom

Risk factors: Pensions freedom is not all good news

Pensions freedom places great responsibility on individuals, many of whom will be less than familiar with the retirement income landscape. There is a lot...
 

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Gareth James: Standing up for the PLSA’s retirement living standards

Saving initiatives, such as the PLSA’s retirement living standards, need support not criticism from financial services professionals, writes Gareth James. Here he explains why picking apart a well-intentioned idea doesn’t help anyone.