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
Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) data from the first six months of 2020 has revealed Aviva received the most pension complaints of all firms listed.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) declined to answer whether it believed the introduction of pension freedoms was a mistake that has led to greater opportunities for pension scammers.
Stephen McPhillips explores the consolidation in the SIPP market and warns if deals are going ahead largely to drive client numbers ever skywards what follows might not be a pleasant experience for either client or adviser.
With rumours once again swirling around the future of pensions tax relief in the run up to this year's budget, comments Tom Selby, any reduced incentive for long-term savers could risk further exacerbating the generational divide in retirement...
At a parliamentary hearing on Wednesday (16 September), PIMFA raised issues surrounding the ever-rising FSCS levy and also suggested the burden of...
Warnings from pension companies to savers who are looking to transfer their pension somewhere that does not look right are often ignored, says Phoenix Group.
Claire Trott assesses the impact of rising pension ages and outlines what advisers should be communicating to clients affected by the next shift
Pension companies must be given the power to trigger an “urgent regulatory response” to savers at risk of fraud, while regulators should be able to override the right to transfer, The People’s Pension and The Police Foundation have said.
A potential surge in pension transfer requests as a result of the economic fallout from lockdown could see demand for advice rocket, putting increased pressure on the profession, the Personal Finance Society (PFS) has warned.