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Think-tank calls for pension freedoms ‘early warning system’

The Government should create an “early warning system” to prevent savers running out of cash in retirement, according to think-tank the Social Market Foundation. In a report published today, the think-tank says the Government should closely monitor pension balances, consumer behaviour and the take-up of guidance and advice. It says policymakers could then intervene for […]

Michael Johnson hits out at ‘vested interests’ of pension Isa critics

Pension Isa architect Michael Johnson has hit out at the pensions industry’s “vested interests” in preserving the current model of tax relief and says radical reform should also tackle public sector schemes. The Centre for Policy Studies research fellow has led calls for the Government to switch from the current exempt-exempt-taxed model to taxing contributions […]

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Cost of acquiring clients ‘threat to robo-advice’

The cost of acquiring clients is the “elephant in the room” in the online advice debate, says FinaMetrica. In a report on the robo-advice market, published last week, FinaMetrica says developing a successful online advice proposition requires a significant marketing investment. The risk profiling tool provider says: “Robo-advisers are very good at servicing customers, but […]

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