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Value destruction risk at retirement ‘so big’ government must intervene – LGIM

The value destruction of a savers’ pension at the point of retirement is “huge” and personalised guidance is vital to prevent members knocking out years of savings, according to industry experts.

Nominations open for Women in Financial Advice Awards 2021

RP and PA are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2021 Women in Financial Advice Awards are now open.

Canada Life names Lindsey Rix UK chief executive

Canada Life has hired Lindsey Rix as UK chief executive following her departure from rival provider Aviva.

Hard-hit NHS staff: Advisers discuss new tax year challenges

As the new tax year begins Jon Yarker talks to advisers about the challenges clients may face, including dealing with the 'stealth tax' measures from this year's Budget...

Martin Jones: Will pension tinkering push young savers into Lifetime ISAs?

Martin Jones looks at whether Lifetime ISAs might rise up the priority list for the millennial generation when the nation emerges from lockdown

Richard Parfect: Are you sitting comfortably?

Investors could face a bumpy ride as economic turbulence continues, writes Richard Parfect

Striking differences found on investment pathways funds – LCP

Retirees who are shunning annuities face a huge variety of product options, charges and investment performance when going down the "investment pathway" route which they need to consider carefully, according to research from consultants LCP.

Into the ashes: An in-depth look at Phoenix and Standard Life

Phoenix Group recently hit the headlines with the acquisition of the historic Standard Life brand in the latest deal to shake up the life company arena. Many industry experts were surprised by the move, so what can we expect to see next from this firm that traditionally operates closed books?

Adrian Boulding: Tech is real hero in pension charge disclosure story

Technology can now revolutionise charges disclosure - revealing both heroes and villains at the click of a mouse, writes Adrian Boulding

Kay Ingram: Sunak’s LTA freeze creates ‘bizarre disincentive’

Rishi Sunak sent a confusing message to savers when he froze the LTA in the Budget. If investment success could be rewarded with a tax bill it creates a bizarre disincentive, writes Kay Ingram
 

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