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Standard error hit pension clients

Over 4,000 Standard Life unit-linked pension policyholders have seen the value of their pension funds drop, with some down by as much as £30,000, after a pricing error seven years ago. The firm admits 6,800 customers were affected in a reprice in 2001 and 2002, with 4,200 policies overstated and 2,600 understated.

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Pension freedoms: stop the scams

At the beginning of 2015, we highlighted that the new pension freedoms that come fully online on 6 April also represent a very attractive opportunity for the criminal fraternity to scam savers out of some, or all, of their accumulated retirement savings.

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