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“My advice? Stay in bed”
A nervous-sounding Steve Webb urges pensioners NOT to try and access their pensions on 6 April 2015.

“I’m going down the pub, I think I need a pint…”
Informed Choice executive director Nick Bamford provides the most sensible response to Labour’s plans to raid pensions tax allowances.

“Can someone give me a small pep talk?”
Aviva’s head of pensions and investment operations Alistair McQueen despairs at all the talk of risks in the pensions system at the ABI’s retirement conference.

“Let’s not be so British”
Former Lloyds chief risk officer and chair of the ABI’s audit of legacy pension schemes Carol Sergeant pleads for the industry to give insurers’ new governance committees a chance before criticising them.



Clients need to be told IP is not ‘toxic product’

Advisers and providers have admitted more work needs to be done to prevent income protection being tarred with its “toxic” association with payment protection insurance. In a meeting held by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for insurance and financial services last week, chairman Jonathan Evans said income protection suffers from being confused with PPI. He said: […]


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