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Rory Percival ‘surprised’ over latest FCA consumer harm warning

Ex-Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) man Rory Percival was surprised the hear the regulator's latest claim that cases of consumer harm in the advice process are increasing.

Treasury plans to tackle NHS pension taper woes widely criticised

Potential changes to the tapered annual allowance threshold, which the Treasury could increase from £110,000 to £150,000 to ease pressure on senior NHS doctors, have been criticised amid calls for wider taxation reform.

Gareth James: Will Sajid Javid revisit pensions early access?

Gareth James looks back at the career of Chancellor Sajid Javid and asks if his previous support of early access to pension pots points to future policy...

Greg Kingston: ‘Cost of pension tax relief likely to fall as nation saves more’

Greg Kingston takes a look at the perennial pension tax relief debate and highlights why it pays to read the small print in HMRC documents...

Greg Neilson: What advisers need to know about annuities in later life

Greg Neilson discusses the impact cognitive ageing has on older consumers' ability to engage with financial services and how annuities have a key role to play in later life planning

Retirement advice to focus on drawdown in 2020 – Curtis Banks

Advice in the retirement sector will largely come from the existing drawdown market in 2020, as advisers step away from DB and DC markets, according to a SIPP provider.

Adrian Boulding: Will investment pathways lead more people to advice?

Are FCA-mandated investment pathways set to demystify the 'dark arts' of retirement income or will personalised advice from an actual human win out?

RP case studies: Why SIPPs are retirees’ flexible friend

Jess List explores a pension consolidation case study where the flexibility of SIPPs made all the difference to a client approaching retirement

Labour and Lib Dems reveal manifesto pension and tax policies

The 2019 general election will take place on 12 December and within the last 24 hours both the Liberal Democrats and Labour have released their party manifestos.

FCA fines Henderson £1.9m over ‘closet trackers’

The FCA has fined Henderson Investment Funds Limited (HIFL) nearly £1.9m for overcharging retail investors in its Henderson Japan Enhanced Equity and the Henderson North American Enhanced Equity funds.
 

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