Regulation

FCA looks to tighten up defined benefit transfer protections

The Financial Conduct Authority has unveiled a range of pension-related proposals with a view to improving the quality of pension...

FCA fines Standard Life Assurance £31m for non-advised annuity sales failures

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Standard Life Assurance (SLA) nearly £31m after its practices led to conflicts of...

TPR launches probe into ‘shape-shifting employers’ dodging AE duties

Companies which have tried to dodge their pension duties by changing their identities are being "hunted" by The Pensions Regulator (TPR) in...

Thai hotels, olive trees and ‘conflicts of interest’ – Portafina’s complaints laid bare

In the early part of this decade, advice firm Portafina, then known as Portal Financial, recommended a number of clients...

DB transfers, PII issues and SIPP market drama… what you missed at the RP...

Defined benefit transfers, PI insurance and self-invested personal pension (SIPP) court cases were at the top of the agenda at the Retirement Planner Forum...

‘We will be closing down firms’ – the FCA’s Megan Butler

Pulling no punches, FCA director of supervision Megan Butler has told RP's sister publication Professional Adviser that the regulator will be...

What can we learn from the FCA’s DB data dive?

This morning (19 June), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released data from its probe into the defined benefit (DB) transfer...

FOS hike will see advisers exiting DB market – PFS

The recent Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) compensation limit hike will see advisers pulling out of the DB transfer market when...

Dunnes Stores DC trustees replaced after ‘governance failures’

Pension trustees of Dunnes Stores in Northern Ireland have been stopped from running its defined contribution (DC) scheme by The Pensions Regulator (TPR), following...

TPR takes action against employer prioritising dividends and reveals 15% increase in use of...

The Pensions Regulator has set out how it has used its powers over the first three months of the year in a bid to...
 

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