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SNP targets 'unfair' pension charges

20 April 2015 4:00 pm | By Mark Sands

The SNP has warned that while it backs pension freedoms, it plans to identify and target hidden and unfair charges.


GBST to power Just Retirement platform

20 April 2015 10:11 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Composer platform allows customers to “mix and match” their savings.


Conservatives to appoint Ros Altmann consumer protection minister

18 April 2015 8:00 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Altmann will review drawdown charge cap and future of the Money Advice Service.

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Walk on by: Savers spurn Pension Wise in favour of providers

17 April 2015 8:30 am | By Sam Brodbeck

In the early days of pension freedoms the influence of providers, rather the Government’s flagship Pension Wise service, is being brought to bear on savers.

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Nick Bamford: Time for a systems and processes check up

17 April 2015

Creating and implementing diligent systems and processes now might well save some future embarrassment.


Neil Liversidge: Do we really know better than our clients?

17 April 2015

Any adviser who thinks they know better than their clients is mistaking a matter of opinion, however well informed, for a matter of fact.

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MM leader: Pension tax relief is boiling over

16 April 2015

Politicians will bang the drum about looking after “hard working families”, but don’t diligent savers also count as hard working?

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Claire Trott: Extra layers of protection

13 April 2015

The reduction in the lifetime allowance to £1m could bring in extra complexity around fixed protection.

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Nic Cicutti: Savers won't seek vital advice on cash for annuities

9 April 2015

Expecting annuitants to pay 3 per cent of their pot for advice that they should not sell is a triumph of hope over likely experience.

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Apfa: Is now the time to get pension transfer qualified?

2 April 2015

Advisers must start to think about preparing for another qualification requirement.

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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.


Arck investors face further FSCS claim delays

16 April 2015 | By Tom Selby

Investors in failed property investment scheme Arck are facing further delays as the Financial Services Compensation Scheme continues to investigate claims against advisers


Hargreaves switches Sipp trustee to boost cash returns

10 April 2015 | By Sam Brodbeck

Changes allow firm to invest in broader range of fixed-term deposits.


How ready are Sipp providers for imminent cap ad hike?

10 April 2015 | By Sam Brodbeck

LV=, Rowanmoor and Attivo would all have less than 100% coverage if the cap ad rules applied today.

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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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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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