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How to help clients avoid dreaded pension scams

The pension reforms, announced in March 2014 and enacted this April, have increased the opportunities for clients to take funds out of their pension...

Insistent clients: FCA’s Percival flags historic poor advice examples

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has highlighted shortcomings in the way some advisers have handled...

Govt to scrutinise early exit charges under pensions freedom

The government is to examine whether savers looking to take advantage of the pension 'freedoms' introduced in April face "excessive" early exit charges.

Rallying cry: Advisers should lead the decumulation charge

Decumulation is a much-misunderstood word. (Even your spellchecker doesn't understand it!) For too long, the pension industry has been guilty of looking at decumulation as...

Mike Morrison: Govt must empower not stifle pension saving

Sometimes you wonder just where the time went! This year we celebrate 25 years of SIPPs and 20 years of income drawdown. Now, I joined...

Fidelity’s Alan Higham on Ros Altmann’s biggest challenges

New pensions minister Ros Altmann has some serious savings issues to grapple with. Here, Fidelity Worldwide Investment retirement director Alan Higham talks to...

Pension transfer rules: Everything advisers need to know

PS15/12 was published on the 8 June, two months after the introduction of the pension reforms and the requirement for all those transferring out...

Advisers must not be the pensions freedom ‘fall guys’

The fallout from pension freedom (how I detest that phrase, as if owning a pension fund is something terrible...

Putting it off: Will deferred annuities make a return?

Before Chancellor George Osborne's March 2014 Budget, it could be...

Under threat: Will pure SIPPs last another 25 years?

Self-invested personal pensions (SIPPs), now 25-years-old, were originally a niche product aimed at entrepreneurial investors. But with the growth of platforms and platform SIPPs they...
 

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