The deal would create the largest insurance and savings business in the UK.
The ABI says while external annuity sales have fallen as a result of the Budget, internal annuity sales remain at similar levels.
Treasury conceds ground after criticism from MPs over scope of powers.
Five pension schemes have been stopped receiving transfers after a High Court battle.
National Audit Office says the Treasury and HMRC are not monitoring the effectiveness of tax reliefs.
Regulation and PI insurance top worries for advisers, research shows.
Bespoke indices give asset managers the ability to separate and sell their investment process, Indexx Markets co-founder James d’Ath says.
There is a limit to the disclosure fund managers should provide, IMA suggests.
Retirement software firm Dunstan Thomas has created a new system that allows pension providers to offer savers uncrystallised funds pension lump sum withdrawals.
RBS has suffered more than £1bn worth of fines since Jason Knauf joined in April 2010.
Aviva’s comments follow FCA evidence to parliament that drawdown pots below £50,000 are likely to be unsuitable.
Key Retirement Solutions was still claiming its broking service is “free” a year after it made changes.
Perpetual Income & Growth has screwed down Invesco Perpetual’s management fees by 15 basis points to 0.6 per cent.
Isis Capital Partners has changed its name to Living Bridge, shaking off the unfortunate connection with an Islamic militant militia.
Chancellor George Osborne has weakened HM Revenue & Customs powers to raid bank accounts for unpaid taxes following an outcry from MPs, banks and charities.
It is important to consider the tax consequences where a provider pays an adviser on the client’s behalf
With UK equities currently making up 38 per cent of the portfolio, Charles Stanley says its high-conviction approach of 15 UK stocks puts importance on each stock’s performance
The lessons to be learned from the regulator’s recent decisions on inducements
Is self-employment the way to bring more women into financial services?
With great responsibility comes the need for collaboration
Clients will need help weighing up the pros and cons of their retirement options in the world of pension freedom
Last week Oriel Securities published its list of the top 20 investment trusts with a dividend yield in excess of 4 per cent – but how important is yield to advisers?
With just over a year to go until the transition, it is worth taking stock of the rules around taxation
Lenders have no plans to change policy on pension contributions despite warning
Psigma says the falling valuations in the Eurozone have presented it with a fantastic opportunity as most others shy away from the region’s assets.
Risk-rated and risk-targeted funds differ greatly despite their similar ring – even within each side of the debate
Trusts are just one answer for IHT clients who do not want to lose control of or access to capital.
A significant proportion of small and micro employers preparing for automatic enrolment will choose their own pension scheme without the assistance of advisers.
The ex-FSA chief is poised to lead the Church of England’s proposed financial education initiative.
Can life companies survive the next existential threat?
How “unbundled” should the investment industry go?
One thing I have learned since I started writing about financial services is one should never question the bond of trust between adviser and client.
Dutch regulator has forced industry to disclose an ‘unprecedented’ level of costs data.
Firms that have good relationships with both staff and clients have the most attractive business models.
The Prime Minister has written for MoneySavingExpert.com on pensions today.
It takes a courageous fund manager to steer their way around the chaotic environment investors have had to contend with of late.
It is time to move on from the argument one is better than the other when it comes to drawdown and annuities.
Old-style language can encourage old-style thinking, which can hamper the way our profession develops.
Pension tax relief is an unfair stealth tax and those advocating cuts are being dishonest.
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The final part of our MM: Wired TV sessions discussing auto-enrolment.
The penultimate MM: Wired TV session discussing auto-enrolment.
The second MM: Wired TV session discussing auto-enrolment.
The first in our series of MM: Wired TV sessions discussing auto-enrolment.
In case you missed it...
FCA head of investment David Geale says drawdown is “unlikely to be suitable” for pots under £50,000.
ABI lashes out at the “very late” DWP actions on auto-enrolment charges.
Challenge was dealt a major blow yesterday by the European Court of Justice.
Lesley Titcomb was instrumental in driving through the mortgage market review.