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Conflicting drawdown assumptions 'recipe for confusion'

26 March 2015 4:58 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Calls on the FCA to produce “firm standards” to help customers.

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Govt urged to accelerate reform of 'waste of money' MAS

26 March 2015 3:00 pm | By Mark Sands

The Government must accelerate reforms of the Money Advice Service or risk wasting huge sums of advisers’ money, MPs warn.

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Aviva U-turns on pension guidance plans

26 March 2015 2:30 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Aviva has backtracked on plans to offer customers guidance on what to do with their pensions in favour of an “information-only” service.

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FCA reviews independence standards as Mifid II deadline approaches

26 March 2015 2:29 pm | By Valentina Romeo

The FCA is reviewing the standards advisers must reach to hold themselves out as ‘independent’ ahead of the introduction of Mifid II reforms.

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MM leader: FCA needs to get a grip on unauthorised firms

26 March 2015

Pension freedoms mean it is imperative the regulator tackles a growing problem.

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Carl Lamb: Why advisers should say 'no' to insistent pension transfers

24 March 2015

Pension flexibility is almost upon us and many IFAs are rubbing their hands with glee about the opportunities for the advice sector.

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Peter Hamilton: Rights over pensions in bankruptcy

24 March 2015

Can a trustee in bankruptcy require a bankrupt to elect to take his pension?

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Lee Robertson: How have we become so remote from the public?

20 March 2015

Despite a drive for higher qualifications and more transparent charging structures the public appears to be trusting advisers less and less.

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Robert Reid: ABI’s commission comments prove it is stuck in the past

20 March 2015

The organisation has lessons to learn - quickly.

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Alistair Cunningham: Pensions should not be a Govt cash cow

17 March 2015

I recommend a change to pensions’ legislation: fiddling should be banned.

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Is the mortgage market ready for a return to 100% LTV deals?

11 March 2015 | By Devraj Ray

Brokers are divided over the prospect of no-deposit mortgages returning to the market. 

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Mortgage bodies play down BoE rate cut fears

20 February 2015 | By Mark Sands

Mortgage trade bodies have shed doubt on fears that the Bank of England is about to cut interest rates.

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Chris Hannant: Will Budget reforms boost retirement engagement?

19 January 2015

There will be reasons for both optimism and concern this year.

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How to deal with FCA compliance guarantees

16 January 2015

How should firms deal with a request and the potential consequences?

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