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Unwilling advisers threaten Govt tradeable annuites plan

27 March 2015 3:06 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

80 per cent say they will not advise on selling annuities.

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Mutual fundraising legislation granted Royal Assent

27 March 2015 1:42 pm | By Mark Sands

New rules to allow more fundraising by mutuals were yesterday made into law.


Govt confirms undrawn pensions out of debt collectors' reach

27 March 2015 1:38 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

DWP warns over spending, transferring or giving away pensions to claim state benefits.

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Pensions Institute director unveils modelling tool

27 March 2015 1:00 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Pensions Institute director David Blake launches stochastic software for advisers.

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Phil Young

Phil Young: Time to drop 'insistent client' label

25 March 2015

As pension freedom looms it is worth looking further into clients’ changed objectives.


Peter Hamilton: Rights over pensions in bankruptcy

24 March 2015

Can a trustee in bankruptcy require a bankrupt to elect to take his pension?


Andrew Tully: Cutting lifetime allowance is a tax on investment performance

20 March 2015

The hope coming into this year’s Budget was that pensions would be left alone but this was always unlikely.

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MM leader: Another Budget day, another political ploy

19 March 2015

Another Budget day, another shake-up to the annuities market, although this was one was minus the shock factor of last year.

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MM leader: Guidance take-up remains a mystery

12 March 2015

It is worrying that we are not being allowed to judge the capacity of Pension Wise for ourselves.


Nic Cicutti: Hargreaves doth protest too much on drawdown cap

12 March 2015

The company’s response to Which?’s call for a drawdown charge cap was immediate, and overly harsh.

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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.


Talbot & Muir calls time on non-advised business

27 March 2015 | By Sam Brodbeck

Sipp provider says complex pensions landscape best navigated through advisers.


James Hay profits slide following £4m platform investment

26 March 2015 | By Tom Selby

James Hay’s adjusted pre-tax profits dipped by almost a third last year.


‘We don’t have 20/20 vision’: FSCS chief on £20m interim levy

19 March 2015 | By Tessa Norman

FSCS chief executive justifies interim levy for pension advisers. 

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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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Special report: Your definitive guide to tax year-end planning

23 March 2015

An in-depth look at the financial planning opportunities as we approach the end of the tax year…


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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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 Talbot & Muir

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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