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Aviva in talks to buy £5bn Friends Life

21 November 2014 5:24 pm | By Samuel Dale

The deal would create the largest insurance and savings business in the UK.

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Why have internal annuity sales not fallen since the Budget?

21 November 2014 4:50 pm | By Tom Selby

The ABI says while external annuity sales have fallen as a result of the Budget, internal annuity sales remain at similar levels.


Pensions regulator shuts down £134m liberation schemes

21 November 2014 2:29 pm | By Samuel Dale

Five pension schemes have been stopped receiving transfers after a High Court battle.


Spending watchdog hammers Treasury for losing track of tax relief

21 November 2014 2:07 pm | By Samuel Dale

National Audit Office says the Treasury and HMRC are not monitoring the effectiveness of tax reliefs.

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TPR: Scheme choice key to cutting auto-enrol compliance risk

21 November 2014

A significant proportion of small and micro employers preparing for automatic enrolment will choose their own pension scheme without the assistance of advisers.


Spin, half-truths and omissions: David Cameron talks pensions

19 November 2014 | By Samuel Dale

The Prime Minister has written for on pensions today.

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John Lawson: The feast and famine of retirement income

18 November 2014

It is time to move on from the argument one is better than the other when it comes to drawdown and annuities.

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Alan Higham: The dishonest pension tax relief debate

17 November 2014

Pension tax relief is an unfair stealth tax and those advocating cuts are being dishonest.

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Martin Tilley: Advisers should seize pensions 'death tax' opportunities

10 November 2014

Don’t leave nominations in the hands of administrators.


Kim North: MAS no friend to pre-retirees

7 November 2014

The Money Advice Service fails to adequately address a number of complex areas surrounding the upcoming pension freedoms.

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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.


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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Sipp provider Pointon York sold to Curtis Banks

3 November 2014 | By Tom Selby

Money Marketing first revealed the firm was preparing for a sale in January this year.


FCA raises alarm over £4m Sipp transfer scheme

31 October 2014 | By Sam Brodbeck

Regulator has “serious concerns” investors’ pensions are at risk.

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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.


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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The raft of options in brave new pensions world

13 November 2014 | By Amanda Newman Smith

Clients will need help weighing up the pros and cons of their retirement options in the world of pension freedom


Billy Burrows: Axing 'death tax' a real boon for advisers

13 October 2014

When the Chancellor announced the end of the “death tax”, he probably did not realise what a boost he was giving to advisers.


Danby Bloch: Reasons to be hopeful about auto-enrol opt-outs

6 October 2014

If you are contemplating getting into the auto-enrolment market, you need to get to grips with how it is changing.

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