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UK long-dated credit ‘on the brink of extinction’ due to pension reforms

The government's pension reforms have driven long-dated sterling corporate bond issuance to the point of extinction, according to J.P. Morgan Asset Management's Andreas Michalitsianos.

Ten years to go: How to supercharge pension savings

First work out how much money you will need to retire on, taking into account all of your likely income and outgoings when you give up work. • The tables that reveal your tax bill on pension withdrawals Some funds are run in an extremely cautious manner with the aim of preserving capital if stock markets fall.

Pensions freedom consumers flock to Money Advice Service adviser directory

Up to 6,000 consumers have used the Money Advice Service retirement adviser directory in its first month of operation. The directory, which seeks to match...

Death benefits: Complexity brings advice opportunity

We are now in the brave new world of pension freedoms and I am sure that opportunities and pitfalls will come to the surface,...

Pension pots under increased pressure as life expectancy shoots up

A new study predicts life expectancy will overshoot current official projections for 2030, putting savers in an ever more difficult quandary over how best to fund retirement. Women's anticipated life span will increase to 87.6 years and men's to 85.7 years for people living in England and Wales in 15 years' time, according to research by Imperial College London.

Making it work: Getting the most out of pensions freedom

Retirees spending plans unchanged by death tax overhaul – study

Removal of the punitive 55% death tax charge on pension benefits is unlikely to spur people into saving move into their pensions or spending...

RP Breakfast Briefing: Sustainability of income explained

Speaking a the third Retirement Planner breakfast briefing, in association with Prudential, senior pensions business development manager Stan Russell shared his insights into sustainability...

Pension transfers: How to operate safely in the new world

The regulator has tightened its grip on pension transfer advice in the wake of pensions freedom bringing with it heightened compliance pressure for advisers.
Is there a risk of information overload on pensions?

Pensions regulator hits firms with auto-enrolment fines

Four businesses who have failed to comply with strict auto-enrolment rules have been hit with escalating...

What’s in store for pensions after the general election?

RP's sister title Professional Pensions takes a look at what could feature in the next government's pensions policy whatever the outcome of...

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