Retirement income

SIPP investors and the big interest rate squeeze

SIPP investors face even lower cash interest rates

Low interest rates on self-invested personal pension (SIPP) accounts have long plagued retirement savers, but things are about to get a little bit worse,...
Income funds: The answer to the pensions conundrum?

The next big thing: Income funds set to soar post-pensions freedom

George Osborne dropped a retirement income bombshell in his 2014 Budget leaving asset managers rubbing their hands in anticipation. Pensions freedom and choice removed near...
Why politicians should hit the brake on pensions freedom

Risk factors: Pensions freedom is not all good news

Pensions freedom places great responsibility on individuals, many of whom will be less than familiar with the retirement income landscape. There is a lot...
One careful owner: Will the annuity sale plan work?

Bright idea: Webb’s annuity sale plan has its doubters

Steve Webb is the longest serving pensions minister in the history of the position and has overhauled many policies during his tenure. And while pensions...
Changing tack: Bradbury Hamilton's new direction

Opportunities abound: Sheriar Bradbury predicts pensions freedom business boost

City-based IFA firm Bradbury Hamilton is braced for a busy few months as pensions freedom begins from 6 April. Speaking to Retirement Planner, managing director...
Out with the old, in with the new...

Osborne has made pensions ‘sexy’ but will legacy IT spoil the party?

The Chancellor's 2014 Budget was the catalyst for a seemingly never ending series of headlines on pensions tax usually reserved for, well, less staid...

Mike Morrison: It’s time for a rethink on DB transfer advice

I recently did five roadshows around the country with the AJ Bell Investcentre team, covering a number of issues from the new pension freedom...

Is ‘natural’ income the answer to the sequence of return problem?

Recent articles in Professional Adviser have considered different opportunities and challenges for income investors, including the challenge of sequence of return...
Aileen lynch

Pensions freedom: Reasons to be careful

Pensions freedom, while giving welcome increased flexibility for consumers to access their savings and offering greater opportunity for advisers to engage and offer advice,...

Osborne confirms annuity resale plans in 2015 Budget

People who have already bought an annuity will be allowed to sell their contract under government plans to extend pensions freedom and choice to...

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Laura Suter: How has investor behaviour changed since pension freedom?

Far from pension freedom leading to extremes of everyone draining their pot and splurging the money - though undoubtedly there must have...