Richard Bertin: What does it take for an industry to become a profession?

In his first article for RP, Richard Bertin looks at what it takes for an industry to become a profession, which he writes, is something of a tricky transition

FCA opened 67 investigations into DB transfer advice over last three years

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has opened 67 investigations into defined benefit (DB) transfer advice misconduct claims over the past three years.

Shona McCluskey: Firms that grasp investment pathways will take ‘higher ground’

Drawdown retirees are set to be put on 'investment pathways' in a bid to secure better outcomes for all. Here Shona McCluskey assesses the changes and urges firms to consider the wider objectives

‘Take the pledge’: Regulator urges united front on pension scams

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has launched a pledge initiative to encourage everyone involved in the retirement industry to publically commit to combat scams.

Dominic Chappell jailed for tax evasion after BHS purchase

Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell has been given a six-year prison sentence for failing to pay tax on income from his purchase of the failed retail giant.

Revamped wake-up packs ‘fail to boost’ pension freedom guidance numbers

Mandated changes to retirement wake-up packs introduced a year ago have so far failed to result in more retirees taking free guidance, according to provider Just Group.

Jessica List: The devil is in the (missing) details

Jessica List looks at the FCA's Retirement Income Market Data for 2019/20 and has a few follow up questions...

Insistent client DB transfer ends in FOS complaint against Chase de Vere

A Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) complaint against Chase de Vere has been upheld after the firm could not transfer an insistent client's final salary pension despite wording in the client services agreement indicating the client was paying for analysis and a transfer.

Alistair Wilson: Three issues FCA must solve in 180-day property redemptions plan

Proposed notice periods are intriguing, writes Alistair Wilson, but there are three problems the FCA must take the opportunity to solve...

Siobhan Barrow: What retirement advisers have learned after five years of ‘freedom’

Siobhan Barrow assesses the impact of pension freedom after five years of operation. Here she explains what advisers should be asking clients to ensure they get the most out of their retirement during these turbulent times

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