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Claire Trott: Legacy problems plague pension freedom reforms

2 March 2015

In introducing a second line of defence, has the regulator decided the first will not work?

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The Platforum: Lifecos face new competitors in brave new pensions world

27 February 2015

Which life companies will be the winners and losers as they enter the direct to consumer platform world?

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Tom Baigrie: Time to drive home the benefits of protection

27 February 2015

Certainty is what consumers want most and what drives action. 

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Danby Bloch: Filling up on the pensioner bonds bribe

24 February 2015

Where does the generous proposition fit into financial planning?

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Mark Barnett: Why I am in investing in the support services sector

24 February 2015

Capita, Babcock and Compass are favoured stock picks in this potentially lucrative space.

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How one complaint case proves the need for a long-stop

23 February 2015

The FOS will bend over backwards to find a way to allow a complaint to be brought outside the usual time limits.

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John Lawson: The cash for annuity question

23 February 2015

The cash value of annuities will come as a surprise to many. But should people be allowed to sell?

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Neil Woodford: QE just makes the asset-rich richer

23 February 2015

The ECB’s commitment to roll out QE simply offers false hope to investors.

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The Platforum on what next for third-party investment solutions

19 February 2015

The shift away from an open architecture platform model is hurting traditional retail asset managers.

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Malcolm McLean: Will Osborne be haunted by guidance 'guarantee' pledge?

17 February 2015

Was it wise to offer a “guarantee” of face-to-face guidance for all new retirees?

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Nigel Chambers: Charge cap work will cut routes to advice

17 February 2015

The auto-enrolment charge cap will come into force from April.

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Tradeable annuities: A lifeline for retirees or potential misselling disaster?

16 February 2015 | By Tom Selby

With a consultation on tradeable annuities seemingly imminent, Money Marketing’s Tom Selby asks: is it a good idea?

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Phil Young

Phil Young: When will advisers get the competition treatment?

16 February 2015

Platforms and pensions have already received the FCA’s competition treatment. Are advisers next?

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Kim North: Pension guidance imitation is no joke

13 February 2015

The ombudsman responsible for complaints relating to Pension Wise are not going to know what’s hit them…

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Jim Leaviss: The real story behind China's growth

12 February 2015

Many have questioned the accuracy of China’s GDP data but the impact of a slowdown cannot be underestimated. 

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Keep the branding out of financial education

11 February 2015 | By Tessa Norman

Corporates getting involved for the right reasons should have no problem with removing their brands from resources. 

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MM leader: Is Partnership in denial about the state of the annuity market?

26 February 2015

Is it realistic to assume the individual annuity market could bounce back from its current lows?

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Nic Cicutti: Adviser attacks should not detract from pension freedoms debate

26 February 2015

Some advisers really cannot handle a proper discussion.

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Chris Gilchrist

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Chris Gilchrist: A high-class game of pass the buck

20 February 2015

The UK has no agency or force capable of preventing a tidal wave of fraud and theft of pension money post-April.

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Alan Lakey

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Alan Lakey: The simple truth about 'simple' products

28 November 2014

The simple products initiative is occupying the minds of those who really should know better.

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Ian Mckenna

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Ian McKenna: How clients will manage their money in the future

11 February 2015

The adviser tech heading our way from the Finovate Europe conference. 

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Rob Reid

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Robert Reid: Pensions guidance cannot exist in scripts alone

27 February 2015

The industry needs to come up with more creative ways of delivering guidance.

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Tony Wickenden

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Tony Wickenden: The mark of a good taxpayer

24 February 2015

Companies are clamouring to be awarded the Fair Tax Mark – a stamp of approval for openness and fairness in relation to tax affairs.

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