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Pension transfer specialists must be Level 4-qualified by Oct 2020 – FCA

Pension transfer specialists will be obliged to hold the Level 4 qualification for providing advice on investments by October 2020, the Financial Conduct Authority...

Suitability reports needed for advice against pension transfers – FCA

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to press ahead with its plan to require firms to provide suitability reports for...
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Open letter demands McVey legislates for pensions dashboard

More than 50,000 people have signed an open letter to work and pensions secretary Esther McVey, asking her to legislate...

Adviser to pay out for unsuitable DB pension advice from 1991

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has told Griffins Financial Solutions Limited to compensate a client for unsuitably advising them in...

Three pension companies wound up for ‘misleading’ clients

Three pension enrolment companies have been wound up by the High Court after the Insolvency Service found they had misled clients.

Adrian Boulding: Asset manager charges block pension cost clarity

The Work and Pensions Committee's renewed focus on value for money has put opaque asset management charges under the spotlight, writes Adrian Boulding

Gareth James: MPAA – the two decade pension contribution diet

In light of the growing emphasis on personal responsibility in pension saving, Gareth James asks if the money purchase annual allowance is actually a disproportionate policy the government needs to revisit

Pension bosses banned after abusing members’ funds

Four pension trustee firm directors have been banned from running companies for a total of 34 years, writes Victoria Ticha and Jenna Brown.

Fiona Tait: Pensions and the ‘quickie’ divorce

Fiona Tait looks at the government's plan to introduce 'no fault' divorces and says while the option will making splitting up easier for some, dividing pension assets should not be rushed

George Houston: That’s just too good to be true, surely?

George Houston believes, as an industry, we are making progress on scam prevention and protection. Here he outlines why clients themselves need more help in spotting the offers that are 'too good to be true'

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