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Advisers should shift to ‘outcome-focused’ retirement investing

The advent of pensions freedom and auto-enrolment means it is time for advisers to rethink...

Wrapping up retirement wrappers: It’s case study time

Do pensions still trump ISAs as the retirement tax wrapper of choice? It's case study time... Watch this ten-minute video to see Les...
Retirement wrappers: Do pensions still trump ISAs?

Which tax wrapper is best for retirement planning?

Do pensions still trump ISAs as the retirement tax wrapper of choice? Here, Cameron discusses the pros and cons of both wrappers in light...

QROPS market needs ‘continuity and calm’ to properly develop

The fanfare which followed the introduction of Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) in 2006, and the plethora of jurisdictions and pension scheme providers...

Govt closes Summer Budget annual allowance ‘loophole’

The government has introduced anti-avoidance measures to stop people using salary sacrifice to ‘lower' their...

The Budget pension tax anomaly that gives with one hand and takes with the...

In his latest Budget speech, Chancellor George Osborne announced he will cut the annual allowance for those earning £150,000 and above gradually from £40,000...

Sound investment: Pensions and commercial property

The observation that property holds a special place in the hearts of British investors is by now so trite that it requires little expansion. Unrealised...

How can the industry provide long-term sustainable income for retirees?

As the pensions industry gets to grips with the freedom and choice legislation, there is a growing realisation that the sustainability...

DC defaults: Are target date funds the next evolutionary step?

UK pensions have faced an avalanche of change over the past few years. As a result the defined contribution (DC) industry has experienced a great...
A case study special on death benefits post-pensions freedom

From wrappers to withdrawals: Ten pension freedom tips for advisers

Product provider Standard Life has put together ten pointers for advisers highlighting the immediate risks and opportunities in the wake of pension freedom. The...
 

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