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Aegon launches multi-asset fund targeting Budget reforms

17 September 2014 11:31 am | By Michael Berry

Aegon has launched a new multi-asset income fund aimed at the post-pensions shake up retirement market.

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Hornbuckle signs ten-year 'strategic alliance' with FNZ

17 September 2014 9:00 am | By Tom Selby

Deal will see the firm adopt platform-style capabilities for its pension customers.

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Providers sign up to 'pension tracker' system

16 September 2014 11:50 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Friends Life, L&G and Zurich customers will have real time data on their pension pots.

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US insurer opens UK asset management distribution office

16 September 2014 9:39 am | By Sam Brodbeck

TIAA-CREF opens asset management office in London.

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Opinion

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Paul Kennedy: Beware tax penalties on pension advice charges

15 September 2014

Facilitating advice charges through pensions can have tax advantages but make sure you comply with the rules.

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Kim North: Stakes are too high to gamble on Ucis

12 September 2014

Over the years I’ve been sent thousands of mailings promoting unregulated collective investment schemes.

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Should pension providers be forced to scrap exit fees?

11 September 2014 | By Sam Brodbeck

Just how unfair are exit fees charged by insurance companies?

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Nic Cicutti: Avoiding the pensions equivalent of Arch cru

11 September 2014

Advice on DB to DC transfers will always be a minority sport.

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MM leader: Interesting twist to provider suitability role

11 September 2014

The FCA and its predecessor have long been banging the drum about the importance of due diligence and assessing suitability.

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Will Budget reforms be remembered as a catastrophic blunder?

10 September 2014

The law of unintended consequences says the actions of individuals and governments always have effects not foreseen by those involved.

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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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Hornbuckle signs ten-year 'strategic alliance' with FNZ

17 September 2014 | By Tom Selby

Deal will see the firm adopt platform-style capabilities for its pension customers.

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AJ Bell director Eddie McGuire exits following restructure

15 September 2014 | By Tom Selby

AJ Bell client services director Eddie McGuire has left the firm following a restructure of the business.

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Double take: FOS reviews controversial Sipp ruling

11 September 2014 | By Tessa Norman

FOS looks again at decision which has significant implications for advisers and Sipp providers.

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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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Paul Kennedy: Beware tax penalties on pension advice charges

15 September 2014

Facilitating advice charges through pensions can have tax advantages but make sure you comply with the rules.

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Are pension death benefits about to get a new lease of life?

11 September 2014 | By Amanda Newman Smith

Tax on pension death benefits is expected to fall but are radical plans for passing on pensions feasible?

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Man in light

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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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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