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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...

Endangered species: John Moret on the future of bespoke SIPPs

In preparation for a talk I gave recently at an AMPs conference, I conducted my own survey of the top thirty or so SIPP...
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It’s not easy being an adviser (but why should it be?)

If there were a list of professions judged by how ‘easy’ they are to work within, I’m pretty sure that being a financial adviser...

Steve Webb confirmed as Retirement Planner Forum keynote

Former pensions minister Steve Webb will make a keynote speech at the upcoming Retirement Planner...

FCA bans equity release adviser over £1m covert money transfers

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has banned an equity release and mortgage adviser for making illegitimate transfers totalling £1m. Kevin Allen was the sole shareholder...

Tom McPhail: Govt must clean up pension tax mess and scrap LTA

The lifetime allowance “has outlived its usefulness” and should be scrapped as part of a...

Expat pensioners losing out as ‘DWP thinks they’re dead’

The Department for Work and Pensioners (DWP) controversial "life certificates" policy is unfairly depriving pensioners of their rightful benefits, the Telegraph...

FCA unveils three step process to deal with insistent clients

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a paper clarifying its stance on how advisers...

Further pension change unlikely due to ‘limited political oxygen’

Ros Altmann could struggle to make her mark as pensions minister as ‘political oxygen' for...

DWP told to cut spending by £105m

Chancellor George Osborne has ordered non-protected government departments, including the DWP, to find £3bn in savings the current financial year. It comes...
 

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