Experts call for providers to be able to buy back their own annuities.
Professional body says it wants to raise its consumer profile.
Users expected to pay £199 for recommendations.
LV= will become the latest firm to enter this arena, launching a full advice service targeting customers with small pension pots, Money Marketing can reveal.
Acqusition is consolidator’s largest deal to date.
Advisers urged to reduce IHT bills through pensions.
Annuity rates at lowest level for at least two years.
PI insurers are considering exclusions for insistent DB to DC transfers, Money Marketing understands.
Advisers risk being at the heart of a new misselling scandal if they process insistent defined benefit to defined contribution pension transfers, the Personal Finance Society warns.
Platform has seen a 16 per cent increase in regular workplace pension contributions.
At least six bidders circling Russell Investments in the second round of auction process.
Increased FSCS bills are “galling” say advisers, who demand more targeted costs and tougher action on poor conduct.
Wealth management giant St James’s Place saw sales rocket 13 per cent in the first three months of the year.
ARs will not be pursued for PI excesses if they choose one of Sesame’s preferred exit options.
Money Marketing revealed tie-up last month.
Site features money guidance and tools and a new adviser directory.
With the general election now weeks away, Money Marketing looks at the key election pledges impacting advisers and their clients.
The Conservatives want to extend the remit of Pension Wise to cover all working people.
Customers will be referred to Just Retirement for over the phone recommendations.
Will the launch of another adviser trade body weaken the industry’s lobbying power?
Pensions Ombudsman says provider failed to properly investigate the transfer.
Ukip has been accused of “mollycoddling” retirees after proposing to offer a guarantee of free financial advice to protect savers.
Conflicting DWP and FCA definitions must be addressed.
A Labour government may roll back plans to develop a secondary market for annuities, Money Marketing can reveal.
Firms exposing clients to serious fraud risks through unsecure email accounts, research for Money Marketing finds.
Beaufort Group looking to garner support to keep school open.
Programme will offer face-to-face support for advisers looking to reach chartered status.
Staff will have to take 70 hours of CPD a year through firm’s training academy.
Controversial payday lender Wonga has reported a pre-tax loss of £37.3m for 2014 after taking a £35m customer remediation hit.
Group is consulting with a number of staff after announcing it will scrap its investment network.
Former IFA Association director general to launch rival body to Apfa next month.
Costs of £10.9m were due to a number of business acquisitions in 2014.
Composer platform allows customers to “mix and match” their savings.
Advisers say Apfa should ‘stick to its principles’ and not consider alternatives to a 15-year long-stop.
People selling their annuities will get a better price from their original providers, say insurers.
Trade body has not submitted a request to the NAO despite calling for it to review FSCS costs.
Ukip plans to offer guaranteed free advice to retirees, as well as sharply increasing guidance budgets.
Annuities are value for money, despite poor reputation, report says.
Investors in failed property investment scheme Arck are facing further delays as the Financial Services Compensation Scheme continues to investigate claims against advisers
Network offering members incentives to choose its preferred exit options.