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TSC still has 'concerns' over FCA overcharging advice fee block

30 October 2014 11:45 am | By Samuel Dale

FCA chairman John Griffith-Jones says there will always be “winners and losers” to fee changes.

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Harsh fines and DB transfer confusion could hit Budget pension freedoms

30 October 2014 8:30 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Stringent new rules for savers flexibly accessing their pensions are the latest grit in the oyster of the Budget reforms.

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TSC slams FSA for Co-op failings but clears Treasury

30 October 2014 | By Samuel Dale

The TSC says there is no evidence the Treasury interfered in the sale of Lloyds Banking Group branches.

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Labour raises pressure on Govt over £2bn pensions tax leakage

29 October 2014 3:58 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

MPs ‘profoundly worried’ about potential missing £2bn from Treasury coffers.

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Think-tank calls on Govt to replace state pension with compulsory DC

29 October 2014 11:20 am | By Sam Brodbeck

The Institute of Economic Affairs says the UK should abolish the state pension and introduce compulsory health insurance to curb national debt.

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US allows savers to default into annuities to boost take-up

28 October 2014 2:04 pm | By Samuel Dale

The United States is trying to encourage more people to buy annuities.

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Treasury windfall of £1.6bn as 200,000 plan to cash in pensions

28 October 2014 8:54 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Research suggests 12 per cent of DC savers will take advantage of Budget freedoms from April.

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Experts warn 'reckless' Govt over flood of DB transfers

27 October 2014 4:11 pm | By Samuel Dale

Cass Business School Professor David Blake is heading a Labour taskforce into pensions.

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Cameron: UK will not pay 'unacceptable' £1.7bn EU bill

24 October 2014 3:21 pm | By Sam Macdonald

Prime Minister David Cameron has insisted the UK will not pay the £1.7bn demanded by the European Union by next month.

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MPs press Treasury over £20bn pension tax loophole

24 October 2014 1:24 pm | By Samuel Dale

Corporate Adviser editor John Greenwood clashed with pensions minister Steve Webb.

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UK told to pay £1.7bn extra to EU

24 October 2014 8:34 am | By Tessa Norman

UK told to make payment in weeks due to its better than expected economic performance. 

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ABI raises concerns over limited FCA guidance rules

24 October 2014 8:31 am | By Samuel Dale

Trade body says customers of retirement products should be asked the same questions and aware of the same risks.

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Watch Webb clash with CA editor in Bill committee session

23 October 2014 5:25 pm

Pension minister Steve Webb and other MPs grilled Corporate Adviser editor John Greenwood over the new pension flexibilities in a combative session before the Pensions Scheme Bill Committee this afternoon.

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Fading away: Is the MAS being erased from Treasury thinking?

23 October 2014 8:30 am | By Samuel Dale

Now the Treasury has excluded the Money Advice Service from its pensions guidance plans, is there any point in the quango carrying on?

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TSC slams FSA for Co-op failings but clears Treasury

23 October 2014 8:00 am | By Samuel Dale

The TSC says there is no evidence the Treasury interfered in the sale of Lloyds Banking Group branches.

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TSC presses Govt to abolish approved persons regime for advisers

23 October 2014 8:00 am | By Samuel Dale

The FCA says it would have preferred to extend the scheme to all regulated firms.

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FOS chief hits out at 'outrageous' insurer complaint stats

23 October 2014 | By Samuel Dale

Financial Ombudsman Service chief executive Caroline Wayman says she is worried about adviser perceptions

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Experts slam 'crazy' Steve Webb plan to unwind annuities

23 October 2014 | By Samuel Dale

Pensions minister Steve Webb wants to unwind existing annuity products before the Budget

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Govt urged to conduct wholesale auto-enrolment contributions review

23 October 2014 | By Tom Selby, Sam Brodbeck

The Government is considering ditching the link between the automatic enrolment earnings trigger and income tax next year

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Tyrie slams 'appalling' EU behaviour in bank bonus row

22 October 2014 5:00 pm | By Samuel Dale

The EBA wrongly claimed the UK voted to criticise gaming of the bank bonus cap.

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PRA warns big regulatory fines put firms at risk of failure

22 October 2014 3:26 pm | By Samuel Dale

PRA chief excutive Andrew Bailey says US fines are posing a risk to financial stability.

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Govt minister says lenders are acting against 'spirit' of MMR

22 October 2014 11:59 am | By Samuel Dale

Lord Dick Newby says the FCA should review how the MMR is working for older borrowers.

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Boost growth by handing tax powers to cities, says thinktank

22 October 2014 8:40 am | By Natalie Holt

Commission chaired by Jim O’Neill finds economic growth could be boosted by £79bn a year if UK cities could decide their own tax and spending policy.

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'Time is running out': ABI presses Treasury for more guidance details

21 October 2014 3:31 pm | By Samuel Dale

he Government has published a list of amendments to the Pension Schemes Bill today.

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TPAS estimates 25% take-up of pensions guidance next year

21 October 2014 11:54 am | By Samuel Dale

TPAS set out details of how it will deliver pensions guidance from next April.

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Govt reveals tough new sanctions for pensions guidance fraudsters

21 October 2014 10:38 am | By Tom Selby

Anyone caught impersonating the Government’s “guidance guarantee” risks being hit with a fine or a jail sentence.

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MP George Mudie to quit TSC after 13 years

20 October 2014 4:00 pm | By Samuel Dale

MP George Mudie has sat on the committee for more than a decade.

BoE

All mortgage transactions on hold as BoE hit by technical problems

20 October 2014 2:22 pm | By Samuel Dale

Technical problems have seen the Bank shut down a key system affecting mortgage transactions.

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Advisers call for MAS to be scrapped after pensions guidance snub

20 October 2014 11:40 am | By Samuel Dale

The Treasury has axed the Money Advice Service from delivering pensions guidance next year.

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EY Item Club predicts growth to slow next year

20 October 2014 8:50 am | By Sam Brodbeck

UK economy is predicted to grow by 2.4 per cent in 2015.

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EU threatens Bank of England with legal action over bankers’ bonuses

20 October 2014 8:46 am | By Devraj Ray

UK banks are continuing to pay “allowances” to bankers, despite calls from the EU to include such payments in the bonus cap.

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Treasury axes MAS from delivering pensions guidance

18 October 2014 8:00 am | By Samuel Dale

The Pensions Advisory Service and Citizens Advice will deliver the guaranteed guidance sessions.

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Experts slam 'crazy' Steve Webb plan to unwind annuities

17 October 2014 4:13 pm | By Samuel Dale

Pensions minister Steve Webb wants to unwind annuity deals agreed before the Budget.

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Experts pour cold water on proposal to scrap NICs

17 October 2014 2:00 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

A think-tank’s proposal to combine National Insurance and income tax is laudable but likely to be thwarted by lack of political will.

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Govt excludes 'defined ambition' schemes from 0.75% pensions charge cap

17 October 2014 12:34 pm | By Tom Selby

DWP confirms it plans to press ahead with a 0.75 per cent price ceiling for workplace schemes in April 2015.

BoE

Bank of England signals delayed interest rate rise

17 October 2014 9:42 am | By Samuel Dale

Bank of England chief economist Andrew Haldane is “gloomier” on UK economic prospects.

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PRA chief attacks 'misguided' EU bank bonus cap

17 October 2014 8:32 am | By Samuel Dale

PRA chief executive Andrew Bailey delivered his keynote speech to senior bankers last night.

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Experts blast 'nightmare' Labour plan to block buy-to-let homes

17 October 2014 8:16 am | By Samuel Dale

National Landlords Association says the move to stop landlords could scare away investors.

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Does Osborne's 'guidance guarantee' need a mass awareness campaign?

16 October 2014 11:00 am | By Samuel Dale

Labour says the Legal & General guidance pilot should act as a “warning” to the Government.

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Australian pensions chief warns of Budget 'disaster'

16 October 2014 9:56 am | By Sam Brodbeck

The chief executive of the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia has warned the Budget reforms could be a “disaster waiting to happen”.

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