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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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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