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Pensions Awareness Day 2020: Savers ‘ignoring’ schemes’ fraud warnings

Warnings from pension companies to savers who are looking to transfer their pension somewhere that does not look right are often ignored, says Phoenix Group.

IFS questions whether auto-enrolment is too successful for financially vulnerable

Thousands of the country’s most financially insecure individuals are remaining in auto-enrolled schemes even if it may not be in their best interests to do so, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) finds.

David Fairs: Regulation in this new normal

The Pensions Regulator is anxious to meet the industry’s expectations, but this latest challenge does not come with a manual. Hope William-Smith speaks to David Fairs.

FCA cites pension freedoms as a driver of consumer harm

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has cited the 2015 pension freedoms as one example of a driver of consumer harm.

Hargreaves Lansdown named slowest provider on pension transfers

Hargreaves Lansdown has once again been named as the slowest provider to move pensions through Origo’s Transfer Service.

Talbot and Muir acquires pension business from financial advice firm

Talbot and Muir has acquired Leeds-based SIPP and SSAS administration business The Pensions Partnership from adviser firm Group IFA for an undisclosed fee.

State pension set for 4% increase next year

State pension payouts are set to increase by 3.9% next year under the triple lock policy, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Royal London and LCP call for wider access to partial DB transfers

There needs to be wider access to partial transfers out of defined benefit (DB) schemes, according to a joint paper...

Revealed: DB transfer ‘insistent client’ data since pension freedoms

The number of insistent client defined benefit (DB) transfers have risen each year since pension freedoms, a freedom of information...

Government will not legislate to equalise widowers’ survivor benefits

The government has been accused of "dragging its heels" on pensions equality after ruling out amending the law to provide...
 

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