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Auto-enrolment 'will increase risks of Budget reforms'

28 January 2015 2:56 pm | By Tessa Norman

A lack of engagement caused by auto-enrolment could stop consumers making the right decisions at retirement. 

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Surge in employer fines for auto-enrol non-compliance

28 January 2015 11:01 am | By Tessa Norman

The Pensions Regulator issued 166 fines in the final quarter of 2014. 

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Govt loosens DB pension transfer advice requirements

28 January 2015 9:54 am | By Tom Selby

The Government has loosened minimum advice requirements covering DB to DC pension transfers ahead of radical new freedoms coming into force in April.

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Pension freedoms 'second line of defence' extended to trust-based schemes

27 January 2015 4:21 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

DWP working Pensions Regulator to translate rules for trusts.

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Stephen Lowe: Lessons from Down Under on pension freedoms

28 January 2015

Australia’s experience of pension freedom should be ringing alarm bells here in the UK.

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Martin Tilley: Who exactly will deliver the guidance guarantee?

26 January 2015

It is interesting to see the criteria required by the guidance-giving bodies.

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How far will the public travel for pensions guidance?

23 January 2015 | By Tessa Norman

List of Citizens Advice bureaux offering guidance suggests the service may not be available to all as the Chancellor promised. 

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MM leader: Is guidance facing a pensioner bonds-style meltdown?

22 January 2015

Early concerns about the Government’s guidance service do not bode well for the nation’s would-be retirees.

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Claire Trott: The key pension dilemmas ahead of April

20 January 2015

The countdown is on to the implementation of the new pension freedoms.

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Kim North: Post-RDR adviser numbers don't add up

9 January 2015

We are entering a new era of distribution.

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Sipps

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Is Sipp scrutiny shutting out HNW investors?

5 September 2014 | By Amanda Newman Smith

More restrictive investment choices are frustrating high-net-worth investors, the original audience for Sipps.

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Mattioli Woods acquires £83m pension admin arm for £1

27 January 2015 | By Natalie Holt

Deal to acquire the Torquil Clark portfolio of 140 Sipp and SSAS schemes completed last week.

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Berkeley Burke demands suitability report for client transfers

10 December 2014 | By Sam Brodbeck

Sipp provider changes process after FCA visit.

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James Hay profits hit as interest income plummets £1m

19 November 2014 | By Tom Selby

James Hay has cut its profit forecast for 2014 as pressure on margins and interest incomes weighs on the Sipp provider.

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Govt charge cap proposals

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Royal London: Govt has 'grossly underestimated' charge cap costs

19 August 2014 8:52 am | By Natalie Holt, Michael Berry

Chief executive Phil Loney puts true cost of charge cap at £1bn.

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Govt announces retrospective auto-enrol adviser commission ban

27 March 2014 12:24 pm | By Tom Selby

Government is also capping charges on auto-enrolment default funds at 0.75 per cent from April 2015.

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Govt to cap pension charges at 0.75% from April 2015

27 March 2014 11:59 am | By Tom Selby

Pensions minister Steve Webb confirms auto-enrolment charge cap will be in place before the general election.

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Analysis

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Getting to grips with the new guidance qualification

22 January 2015 | By Amanda Newman Smith

The Certificate in Pension Scheme Member Guidance was designed for administrators but could also be useful for paraplanners and advisers.

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Claire Trott: The key pension dilemmas ahead of April

20 January 2015

The countdown is on to the implementation of the new pension freedoms.

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How will competition in the pensions market benefit consumers?

18 December 2014

Insurance companies, Sipp providers and investment managers will be chasing the same money from April. But what’s in it for the consumer?

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The benefits of small pot withdrawals

18 December 2014

A small pot withdrawal preserves a greater level of tax planning opportunities

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