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Aviva sells stake in Spanish JV for £226m

19 September 2014 2:02 pm | By Michael Glenister

Sale part of ongoing restructure.

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Pension tax relief overhaul on the horizon despite No vote

19 September 2014 11:15 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Scottish tax powers could cause pension admin headaches.

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Does Nest need independent oversight once restrictions are scrapped?

19 September 2014 9:30 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Now: Pensions and The People’s Pension say an independent body should be established to monitor Nest.

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Savers swap annuities for drawdown as Budget impact bites

18 September 2014 1:00 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

ABI figures reveal extent of loss of appetite for standard annuities.

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HMRC eyes Budget flexibilities for QROPS

18 September 2014 11:21 am | By Sam Brodbeck

The Government is set to extend the Budget pension flexibilities to overseas savings vehicles after holding crunch talks with the industry.

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Apfa: Guidance guarantee would cost advisers 5% of profits

18 September 2014 11:18 am | By Tessa Norman

Disproportionate cost for advisers undermines guidance proposals, says Apfa. 

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Just Retirement reports 19% profit rise despite Budget annuities hit

18 September 2014 8:35 am | By Tessa Norman

Annuity sales halved following the Budget in March. 

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Is Labour preparing to overturn George Osborne's pensions revolution?

18 September 2014 8:30 am | By Tom Selby, Samuel Dale

Insurers have held behind-closed-doors meetings about the political risk attached to Chancellor George Osborne’s pension revolution.

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SSAS customers risk devastating tax hit under new anti-liberation rules

17 September 2014 4:00 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Fit and proper test could catch out schemes without professional administrators.

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ShareAction attacks ‘dangerously weak’ DC governance reforms

17 September 2014 12:26 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Charity warns new independent governance committees are conflicted and lack the power to hold providers to account.

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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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Pru: Group advice sessions could be ‘hugely beneficial’

16 September 2014 8:33 am | By Tom Selby

Insurance giant Prudential says group advice sessions could be “hugely beneficial” as a tool to help plug the UK savings gap.

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AJ Bell director Eddie McGuire exits following restructure

15 September 2014 12:18 pm | By Tom Selby

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

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AllianceBernstein launches 'lifetime' pension strategy

15 September 2014 10:15 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Default journey merges accumulation and decumulation products.

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Aegon warns Budget guidance remit creates regulatory mismatch

12 September 2014 1:00 pm | By Michael Glenister

Aegon has raised fears regulatory arbitrage could see Budget guidance guarantee delivery partners MAS and TPAS able to go further than private sector providers.

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Budget tax rules create small pots loophole

12 September 2014 9:30 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Experts say measures to stop people exploiting tax relief on pension contributions go against the logic of the Government’s effort to solve the problem of small pension pots.

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Aviva chair John McFarlane to join Barclays

12 September 2014 9:30 am | By Natalie Holt

McFarlane will replace Sir David Walker as chairman of Barclays in April

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MPs launch auto-enrolment inquiry after Budget overhaul

11 September 2014 5:30 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Report will assess implications of the Budget and plans for collective schemes.

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Aegon set to join exodus if Scotland votes for independence

11 September 2014 4:30 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Insurer draws up plans for new life company registered in England.

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Engage Mutual and Family Investments set for £6bn merger

11 September 2014 1:49 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

New group would have over two million customers.

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Labour peer: Treasury must set minimum qualification standards for guidance

11 September 2014 1:18 pm | By Steve Tolley

Labour peer Lord Kennedy says FCA’s expectation that those delivering guidance set their own standards is not good enough.

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Advisers hit back at calls for new pension withdrawal option to be scrapped

11 September 2014 1:00 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Advisers have urged policymakers to ignore calls from Aegon to scrap a new pension withdrawal option

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Annuity sales plummet 38% following Budget bombshell

11 September 2014 10:49 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Year-on-year sales nearly half, official ABI figures show.

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Nest set for restructure

11 September 2014 9:45 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Redundancies are a possibility despite confirmation that restrictions on the scheme will be lifted.

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Double take: FOS reviews controversial Sipp ruling

11 September 2014 8:30 am | By Tessa Norman

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

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Advisers: Providers cherrypicking auto-enrolment business

10 September 2014 1:24 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Advisers critical of provider services as smaller employers reach staging dates.

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Standard Life sets out contingency plans ahead of Scottish independence vote

10 September 2014 11:34 am | By Tom Selby

The Edinburgh-based insurer has been outspoken about the uncertainty a Yes vote will create for the financial services sector.

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Could TPAS offer advice to support guidance guarantee?

10 September 2014 9:01 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Pensions expert says customers “won’t be happy” with the limits of the guidance guarantee.

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B&CE appoints new director of operations

9 September 2014 6:30 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Mann joins The People’s Pensions provider from JLT.

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Fidelity: Just 6% plan to cash in entire pension pot post-Budget

9 September 2014 2:38 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Over a fifth will enter drawdown, according to Fidelity study.

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Standard Life to close staff DB scheme

9 September 2014 1:14 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Employees will join revamped DC plan.

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Steve Webb: Labour Nest plans risk judicial review

8 September 2014 5:16 pm | By Tom Selby

LibDem MP warns removing restrictions before 2017 would leave Government open to a legal challenge from the pensions industry.

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Liberal Democrats set out pensions tax relief reform plans

8 September 2014 2:12 pm | By Steve Tolley

Party pledges to launch review on implications of introducing single rate of relief set above 20 per cent

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30% willing to pay for pension advice

8 September 2014 1:28 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Pensions top of savers’ list when speaking to advisers, report finds.

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Labour prepares fresh assault on Govt over Nest restrictions

8 September 2014 12:38 pm | By Steve Tolley

Documents from the European Commission raise questions over Government claims removing restrictions would “not be lawful”.

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IFA firm Argyle appoints Standard Life's Webster as head of pensions

8 September 2014 11:35 am | By Pamela Morris

David Webster was previously workplace strategy business partner and head of commercial marketing at Standard Life.

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Govt confirms Nest restrictions to be scrapped in 2017

8 September 2014 10:14 am | By Steve Tolley

DWP announces “technical consultation” on removing annual contribution and bulk transfer restrictions from April 2017

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