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Steve Webb: Guidance levy will be 'modest'

2 September 2014 3:21 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Pensions minister says extra income from auto-enrolment will offset the cost of paying for the guidance guarantee.

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Women 'hardest hit' by Budget reforms

2 September 2014 11:45 am | By Sam Brodbeck

MGM research also finds nearly half of women unaware of retirement products.

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Webb hints at provider reprieve over 'huge' exit penalties

1 September 2014 4:24 pm | By Steve Tolley

Webb says Government is talking to industry to deal with exit charges undermining pension flexibility.

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Nutmeg eyes pension wrapper as it posts £3.7m loss

1 September 2014 11:54 am | By Michael Glenister

D2C firm plans to target older, wealthier clients.

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Opinion

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Robert Reid: Pension statements need a big shake-up

27 August 2014

We need to be radical on this, and it is not enough to tinker around the edges.

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Nic Cicutti: L&G exit shows ABI cracks can't be papered over

21 August 2014

No wonder some members are asking what’s the point of staying in the trade body.

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Standard Life: Govt tax avoidance clampdown will hit mainstream IHT trusts

14 August 2014

Proposed changes by HMRC to the tax disclosure regime are a cause for concern.

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Will insurance giants stick with the ABI?

14 August 2014 | By Tom Selby

L&G’s decision to quit the ABI immediately led to speculation that other major insurers could follow suit.

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David Thompson: How platforms can boost advice post-Budget

12 August 2014

Adviser disquiet about picking up a substantial part of the cost of the proposed guidance service is understandable.

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Malcolm McLean: Pensions under Scottish independence

11 August 2014

With the Scottish referendum looming, perhaps certain areas of the pension industry ought to be more advanced by now, in case of a yes vote.

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Ashcourt Rowan sells Sipp and SSAS book to Mattioli Woods

11 August 2014 | By Jon Yarker

Wealth manager to sell Sipp and SSAS book for consideration of up to £355,000.

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FCA throws lifeline to small Sipp firms

8 August 2014 | By Tom Selby

But new research from Suffolk Life suggests the regulator’s apparent U-turn on UK commercial property may not be all it seems.

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FCA Sipp cap ad reforms to cost industry £18m

4 August 2014 | By Tom Selby

Impact of capital reforms significantly reduced compared to 2012 estimate.

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FCA waters down Sipp cap ad proposals

4 August 2014 | By Tom Selby

The FCA has softened its proposed approach to increasing capital adequacy requirements for Sipp operators.

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NAPF Conference

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Steve Webb set to propose auto-enrol charge cap of less than 1%

18 October 2013 8:29 am | By Tom Selby

Pensions minister said the Government will publish a consultation on the best way to ensure people are not auto-enrolled into higher charging schemes.

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NAPF hints at annuity broker launch

17 October 2013 4:59 pm | By Tom Selby

Chief executive Joanne Segars has hinted the trade body could move into the annuity broking market

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B&CE calls for auto-enrol charging standardisation

17 October 2013 4:21 pm | By Tom Selby

The pensions industry has come under growing pressure from politicians and industry commentators.

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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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Will £10k annual allowance put the brakes on pension flexibility?

11 August 2014 | By Amanda Newman Smith

The Government is trying to balance flexibility and anti-abuse measures in its ambitious plans for pension reform.

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Paul Resnick

Paul Resnik: Budget guidance puts advisers in role of question master

16 July 2014

What questions should advisers ask clients in the new world of flexible retirement?

Auto-enrolment

Sean McSweeney: Employers face auto-enrolment compliance struggle

2 July 2014

With over 3.4 million UK workers now self-employed, many employers may overlook the inclusion of contractors within their auto-enrolment plans.

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Will new pension rules lead to less saving?

19 June 2014

Behavioural economics presents interesting and deep-rooted lessons for us to learn as we make sense of the brave new world in pensions, paved by George Osborne in March’s Budget

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