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    1. August 20, 2015

      Two-thirds of savers are cashing in pension pots

      Savers are taking advantage of new pension freedoms and cashing in their pension pots in droves, despite the tax...

    2. August 19, 2015

      Annuities fall out of favour, but still offer certainty

      For those who value the prospect of a good night’s sleep in retirement, an annuity is the only financial product that...

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    1. July 30, 2015

      UK pensions savers urged to name providers charging high fees

      Savers are being asked to name pension providers who charge high fees for transferring or cashing in savings early, as...

    2. July 15, 2015

      Retirement savers cash in £1.8bn from liberated pension pots

      Pension savers have taken out more than £1.8bn from their pension pots since freedoms came into force in April,...

    3. June 19, 2015

      Insurers call for pension advice safeguards to be watered down

      UK insurers are calling on the government to water down a safeguard for the pension market, saying it is making it...

    4. June 12, 2015

      Why pensions freedom is still a way off for some

      Big changes to pension rules which came into force in April were designed to give savers full freedom over their...

    5. May 20, 2015

      CEO pay: it is time for one brave leader to ask for less

      Chief executive pay is a scandal. It is too high, too complicated and has badly damaged the image of business. Even...

    6. May 1, 2015

      More reasons to chop at Morrison

      If you like your annual reports full-fat, glutinous and larded with humbug, then feast your eyes on the latest offering...

    7. April 29, 2015

      Industry and unions call for independent pension commission

      The UK’s multibillion-pound pension and insurance industries have joined forces with unions to call on the next...

    8. April 26, 2015

      Risk management industry must adjust to climate change loss

      Videos produced by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, in which simulated tornadoes and hurricanes tear...

    9. March 26, 2015

      FCA criticised over delay to pensions competition rules

      The financial regulator is being criticised over its plans to fix competition concerns in the pensions market because...

    10. March 26, 2015

      FCA criticised over delay to pensions competition rules

      The financial regulator is being criticised over its plans to fix competition concerns in the pensions market because...

    11. March 9, 2015

      Disclosing pay ratios would contribute to a public debate

      Sir Martin Sorrell has balanced his criticism of Labour’s “business bashing” tendencies by pointing to the...

    12. February 27, 2015

      Warning over ‘default annuitisation’

      Annuity sales have continued to fall as people approaching retirement age shift their cash into income drawdown ahead...

    13. February 25, 2015

      UK pension reforms not ready says industry

      The pensions industry has accused the UK government of failing to prepare properly for the launch of its overhaul of...

    14. February 24, 2015

      Insurers suggest earlier access to pension funds

      The government is facing growing calls to give younger savers earlier access to their pensions to help them get on the...

    15. February 20, 2015

      Chart that tells a story — insurance premiums

      What does this show? This chart shows how the average annual cost of car and home insurance has changed over the past...

    16. February 6, 2015

      Flood insurance scheme value criticised

      A scheme designed to extend affordable insurance cover to the growing number of homes at risk of flooding has been...

    17. February 1, 2015

      Insurers warned to use ‘big data’ responsibly

      The insurance industry risks sparking a regulatory crackdown unless it takes “great care” to ensure its increasing use...

    18. October 27, 2014

      BoE demands climate answers from insurers

      The Bank of England has written to dozens of insurance companies to assess the risk that climate change poses to their...

    19. October 19, 2014

      Insurers press Osborne to find £500m for flood defences

      George Osborne will this week come under pressure to find hundreds of millions of pounds extra to bolster Britain’s...

    20. September 19, 2014

      How to cope with serious illness

      The steady expansion of life expectancy is an undoubted triumph for medicine. But our longevity presents...

    21. September 11, 2014

      Annuity sales fall by a third after changes to pension rules

      Annuity sales collapsed by a third in the months after George Osborne, chancellor, announced radical reforms of the UK...

    22. September 5, 2014

      Webb hints at action on pension exit fees

      Savers in workplace pension schemes will not know until December whether action will be taken to ease any penalties...

    23. September 3, 2014

      Insurers attack Bank of England over capital rules

      The Bank of England has been accused by a leading industry body of driving up the cost of insurance by imposing...

    24. August 22, 2014

      Annuity rates drift as reforms start to bite

      Pension savers risk getting a worse deal for their retirement savings as the gap between the best and worst annuity...

    25. August 13, 2014

      L&G’s exit leaves trade bodies existentially challenged

      Have trade associations outlived their purpose? Legal & General evidently thinks so. It has quit the Association of...

    26. July 25, 2014

      Car insurers raise ‘administration’ fees

      Premiums for car insurance continue to fall but insurers are recouping revenue by sharply increasing “sneaky”...

    27. July 25, 2014

      Horse-trading begins over pension guidance guarantee

      You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. And you can provide a free, independent at-retirement...

    28. July 23, 2014

      UK flood protection scheme ‘unworkable’ say insurers

      The future of a UK fund intended to prevent homes being left without flood insurance was thrown into doubt after...

    29. July 21, 2014

      Insurers face block on government pensions advice

      Britain’s biggest insurers will be barred from providing the government’s free financial guidance to millions of...

    30. July 20, 2014

      Insurers ‘dispute half of business claims’

      Insurers dispute almost half of claims made by businesses and typically take three years to reach settlements,...

    31. July 2, 2014

      Mike Ashley bonus approved at Sports Direct meeting

      After two previous shareholder rebellions, Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley struck third-time lucky on Wednesday when...

    32. July 1, 2014

      ABI appoints Axa UK chief to become next chairman

      The influential Association of British Insurers has turned to the UK chief executive of France-based group Axa to...

    33. June 26, 2014

      Punch Taverns closes in on £2.3bn restructuring deal

      Punch Taverns is on the brink of a £2.3bn restructuring deal after it reached an agreement with its biggest group of...

    34. June 20, 2014

      ABI urges investors to reject Sports Direct bonus scheme

      The Association of British Insurers is publicly calling on investors to reject the latest bonus scheme proposed by...

    35. June 18, 2014

      Newton chief executive to chair UK fund body

      The UK asset management association has named Helena Morrissey, the chief executive of Newton, as its new chairman to...

    36. June 9, 2014

      UK pensions industry presses ministers on ‘free guidance’

      The government has been accused of not giving “sufficient urgency” to developing a Budget promise that will lead to...

    37. June 9, 2014

      Dutch-style pensions for UK face tough credibility test

      Playing with the pension system is a national political sport in the UK, but the coalition government has recently...

    38. May 30, 2014

      Bogus UK insurance claims up 18% in 2013

      Insurers detected record amounts of fraudulent claims in 2013, with a rise in dishonest motor claims driving the...

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