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UKIP IFA brands govt’s pensions guidance approach ‘unfair’

An IFA standing for the UK Independence Party (UKIP) at this year's general election has...

PFS pushes FCA for extra DB pension transfer safeguards

The Personal Finance Society (PFS) is in discussions with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and government...
Rewriting the rules on retirement planning

Honey, I shrunk the lifetime allowance!

Sometimes common sense dictates, but it turns out no one in authority is taking it down. Regrettably, one such example is the lifetime allowance (LTA)...
Making it work: Getting the most out of pensions freedom

New world: How platforms are adapting to pensions freedom

Last year's Budget is in the distant past, but the memory and impact remains and will continue well past the initial weeks of pensions freedom and...
An alarming lack of knowledge

Citizens Advice sounds stark pensions fraud warning

Sophisticated fraudsters are increasing their activity in the pensions space as they try to take advantage of 'cash rich' retirees, according to Citizens Advice. The...

FSCS confirms 100% protection for annuities

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) will soon protect the total value of people's annuities,...
What could possibly go wrong?

Pensions freedom: What could possibly go wrong?

Pensions freedom and choice, first announced in the 2014 Budget, certainly took the industry by surprise. Chancellor George Osborne kept his cards close to...

Calling all advisers: Enter the Retirement Planner Awards 2015

Are you the best of the best when it comes to retirement advice? If so, now is the time to enter the second annual...
A case study special on death benefits post-pensions freedom

Adviser checklist: Pensions freedom pointers

Pensions freedom gives increased flexibility to consumers looking to access their pension pots and gives advisers the opportunity to engage and, of course, offer...

Mike Morrison: The thorny issue of DB transfer advice

The always thorny topic of transfers from defined benefit (DB) schemes to defined contribution (DC) arrangements (self-invested personal pension or personal pensions included) is...
 

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