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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.

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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.

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Peter Hamilton: Rights over pensions in bankruptcy

24 March 2015

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

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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.

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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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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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Talbot & Muir calls time on non-advised business

27 March 2015 | By Sam Brodbeck

Sipp provider says complex pensions landscape best navigated through advisers.

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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.

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‘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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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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Analysis

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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…

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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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