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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...
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...
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...
One careful owner: Will the annuity sale plan work?

Bright idea: Webb’s annuity sale plan has its doubters

Steve Webb is the longest serving pensions minister in the history of the position and has overhauled many policies during his tenure. And while pensions...
Changing tack: Bradbury Hamilton's new direction

Opportunities abound: Sheriar Bradbury predicts pensions freedom business boost

City-based IFA firm Bradbury Hamilton is braced for a busy few months as pensions freedom begins from 6 April. Speaking to Retirement Planner, managing director...
Out with the old, in with the new...

Osborne has made pensions ‘sexy’ but will legacy IT spoil the party?

The Chancellor's 2014 Budget was the catalyst for a seemingly never ending series of headlines on pensions tax usually reserved for, well, less staid...

Mike Morrison: It’s time for a rethink on DB transfer advice

I recently did five roadshows around the country with the AJ Bell Investcentre team, covering a number of issues from the new pension freedom...

Osborne cuts lifetime allowance to £1m

The amount people can save into a pension throughout their lives free of tax has been cut to £1m. George Osborne made the announcement during...

Long-term care: Deferred payment agreements explained

The combination of the savings gap and people generally living longer means that long-term care is now an essential part of planning for clients'...
 

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