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Former Arck partner pleads guilty to £50m fraud

19 December 2014 4:09 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Richard Clay pleads guilty to three fraud charges.

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Stay of execution: Have providers dodged a bullet on annuity misselling?

19 December 2014 8:30 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Why is the FCA only now addressing a problem which it has been warned about for years?

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Scottish Widows data protection error could cost customer £50k

18 December 2014 11:00 am | By Tessa Norman

Customer claims the provider has cost him £50,000 after sending details of his pension to his ex-wife. 

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Steve Webb summons providers over pension charges

18 December 2014 8:52 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Pensions minister says pot-follows-member could be extended to high charging schemes.

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Opinion

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Alan Higham: Why I was relieved at Caroline Rookes' adviser ethics comments

18 December 2014

The adviser community needs to prove it can be trusted to play a key role in helping retirees.

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Nic Cicutti: Quit long-stop moaning and take up OMO fight

18 December 2014

After the FCA’s report into annuities last week, most independent observers believe the regulator has bottled the issue.

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Robert Reid: Fall guys in Budget guidance tug of war

12 December 2014

As the Treasury makes matters more complex, guidance becomes more difficult to deliver.

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Danby Bloch: Honest answers to silly questions

9 December 2014

Asking how much clients can afford to lose has no part in a risk-profiling questionnaire  

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Alan Higham: FCA must tackle annuity commission disclosure

5 December 2014

Few people know that commission is still paid even if you buy direct from your own pension company.

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Outflanked: Osborne has stolen the election...and Ed Balls just stood and watched

5 December 2014

The Chancellor’s decision to axe the hated “slab” stamp duty system could seal the 2015 election for the Conservatives.

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Sipps

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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Berkeley Burke demands suitability report for client transfers

10 December 2014 | By Sam Brodbeck

Sipp provider changes process after FCA visit.

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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.

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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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How will competition in the pensions market benefit consumers?

18 December 2014

Insurance companies, Sipp providers and investment managers will be chasing the same money from April. But what’s in it for the consumer?

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The benefits of small pot withdrawals

18 December 2014

A small pot withdrawal preserves a greater level of tax planning opportunities

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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

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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.

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