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Clerical aids advisers on A-Day issues

A series of adviser modules are being rolled out by Clerical Medical to help IFAs guide customers in the post-A-Day market.

The modules aim to help intermediaries understand the impact of the new legislation and maximise opportunities.

The first module, entitled, product suitability review, covers post-A-Day issues in executive pensions, section 32s, retirement annuities, free-standing AVCs and personal pensions.

The first module also summarises the specific improvements and key changes made in pension legislation.


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The pension versus Isa debate has raged on and off for years. Les Cameron, head of technical at Prudential, asks if three’s a crowd.   I think the debate was arguably settled by pensions freedom when the biggest downside of pensions – limited access and poor death benefits – was fundamentally changed. Total access, albeit with […]


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