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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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Tweaking the rules: FOS complaints sourcebook changes

Amid the furore surrounding the introduction of pension freedom, the Financial Ombudsman Service has made amendments to its rules. Tweaks have been made to its...

Is DB vanishing more quickly than we think?

The closure of defined benefit (DB) schemes has been a feature of the UK pension landscape for several years. However, recent research from KPMG...

Client wills: Ten important questions advisers should be asking

The Law Society has found that 60% of the population currently doesn't have a will. No doubt some clients will fall into that category and...

FOS reveals rise of UCIS advice reviews

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has warned an increasing number of advised clients are reviewing...

Tech averse advisers risk ‘losing pension freedom market share’

There has never been a better time to be in financial advice, but IFAs who fail to embrace technology will lose out to more...
 

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