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Pensions bill derailed again as general election called

The pension schemes bill will face yet another delay as the UK seems set to have its third general election in five years on 12 December.

Pension freedom withdrawals top £30bn

Some 327,000 people accessed their retirement savings using pension freedom rules withdrawing £2.4bn in the third quarter of the year, latest figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) reveal.

Womens’ pension prospects dulled by ‘reckless conservatism’

The tendency for women to be more risk-adverse than men is a major contributor to pension inequality in the UK, according to research from Cass Business School and the University of Bristol.

FCA’s refreshed wake-up packs ‘still not enough’ for savers

The Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA's) reformed pension wake-up packs coming into effect this week are "still not enough" for most savers, according to education provider Wealth at Work.

Embark agrees to buy adviser and partnership business of ATS

Embark Group has agreed to acquire the advised and partnership client books of Alliance Trust Savings (ATS) from Interactive Investor for an undisclosed amount.

No evidence of opt-out surge after April contribution rate hike- TPR

There has been no evidence to suggest that a “significant number” of people have opted out of their pension scheme after the final contribution rate hike, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has said.

Eddie McGuire: Holding business premises in a SIPP is ‘educational process’

Few people are aware they can place their business premises in a SIPP, writes Eddie McGuire. But financial advisers could be well-placed to help their clients do so.

Bob Champion: The retirement tsunami

The number of people hurtling towards retirement over the next 20 years is significant, writes Bob Champion. Here, he asks if advisers are ready, willing and able to help.

KPMG in talks to sell pensions unit to private equity house

KPMG has confirmed it has entered into exclusive talks with Exponent Private Equity to sell its pensions advisory unit.

Lighthouse adviser ‘confident’ in advice given to British Steel workers

An adviser working for Lighthouse at British Steel sites Scunthorpe and Teesside has said she is confident in the advice...
 

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