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    1. October 30, 2014

      Aviva brushes aside collapse in annuity sales

      Aviva has brushed aside a collapse in annuity sales caused by the UK government’s overhaul of the pensions system as well as...

    2. October 29, 2014

      Standard Life funds fail to attract net new money

      Standard Life has failed to attract money to its investment and savings products for the first time in five years, becoming...

    1. October 21, 2014

      Regulator has no plans to bolster UK pension safeguards

      The City regulator has no plans to introduce tougher safeguards for consumers ahead of radical reforms of the pensions...

    2. October 16, 2014

      Osborne’s pensions guidance plan is not ready

      George Osborne’s flagship at-retirement “guidance guarantee” will not be enough to stop savers from making poor decisions in...

    3. October 14, 2014

      The long road to Britain’s pensions revolution

      Fifteen years ago the Liberal Democrat MP Steve Webb rose to his feet in a near-empty House of Commons and called for the...

    4. October 3, 2014

      Nail in the coffin of the ‘death tax’

      The pensions revolution continues. The industry was taken by surprise this year, when George Osborne, the chancellor,...

    5. September 26, 2014

      Neither an annuitant or an investor be

      Neither an annuity nor income drawdown can be reliably predicted to deliver the best outcome for pension savers, according...

    6. September 26, 2014

      Shadow pension minister calls for details of reforms

      Gregg McClymont, shadow pensions minister, has only had a day or two to recover from the Scottish referendum before the...

    7. September 18, 2014

      Just Retirement shifts focus to survive annuity shake-up

      Just Retirement, the specialist annuity provider which was badly hit by retirement policy changes in this year’s Budget,...

    8. 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...

    9. September 5, 2014

      Calls for better signposting of pension guidance

      The government is being urged to take responsibility for signposting consumers to new at-retirement guidance services and...

    10. August 22, 2014

      FOS finds in favour of mis-sold annuitant

      Royal London, the UK’s largest mutual life and pensions company, has been ordered to pay compensation to a longstanding...

    11. 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 rates...

    12. August 21, 2014

      JLT’s Wood raises heat on insurers

      Pressure is mounting on insurers to declare whether they will levy controversial exit charges on millions of pension savers...

    13. August 15, 2014

      Insurers warn over ‘inappropriate’ pension products

      Insurance company executives and financial advisers are concerned that the government’s pension reforms will lead to...

    14. August 8, 2014

      Millions face punitive pension exit charges

      Ministers are being urged to prevent millions of savers “trapped” in older, poor-value pensions from facing hefty exit...

    15. August 1, 2014

      Annuity sale to cancer sufferer marks new mis-selling low

      Two of the country’s largest pension providers are under fire over the bungled sale of an annuity to a cancer sufferer in a...

    16. July 25, 2014

      Q&A: How the pension shake-up affects you

      The government has released further details about the big changes it is making to give savers full flexibility over how they...

    17. 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 guidance...

    18. July 18, 2014

      Pensions and the risks of de-risking

      Deep within the balance sheets of some of the UK’s largest companies lingers a trillion-pound headache. These are companies,...

    19. July 6, 2014

      Pension reform driven by desire for tax take, says senior actuary

      George Osborne’s pension reforms have been motivated by a desire to bring forward tax revenues for the Exchequer and could...

    20. June 20, 2014

      Pension reforms offer opportunity for managers

      Wealth managers are adapting their business models following a shake-up of pension rules that is expected to lead to big...

    21. June 13, 2014

      Pension guidance could be delivered in groups, says Webb

      Savers approaching retirement could be offered group guidance on their financial options, rather than a one-to-one session,...

    22. 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 hundreds...

    23. June 6, 2014

      Guidance will be offered, but will savers take it?

      Make a change to the tax system and you’ll see changes in behaviour within a few months. Economists reckon it takes about a...

    24. May 23, 2014

      The reinvention of pensions

      The U-shaped annuity. Deferred annuities that do not pay out for decades after they are bought and pensions that remain...

    25. May 16, 2014

      Consumer group calls for action on stopgap annuities

      The Financial Services Consumer Panel has called for a temporary ban on “stopgap” annuities being sold without financial...

    26. May 12, 2014

      Partnership offers annuity with get-out clause

      Partnership has become the latest pension provider to launch a new annuity amid calls for the financial regulator to take a...

    27. May 9, 2014

      Pension ‘mess’ looms, warns Royal London

      Royal London, the UK’s largest mutual life and pensions provider, has warned of another “mess” in the retirement market if...

    28. April 25, 2014

      No need to gild the lily on infrastructure

      That’ll teach you, George Osborne. You took away our lucrative, low-risk business of force-feeding annuities to innocent...

    29. April 18, 2014

      BlackRock challenges UK pension providers

      BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, is to swoop into Britain’s pensions market mounting an aggressive challenge to...

    30. April 14, 2014

      Annuity sector faces 75% fall after Budget reform to pensions

      The UK annuity business could decline by as much as 75 per cent because of pension changes announ­ced in the Budget,...

    31. April 11, 2014

      HMRC guidance on cancelled annuities welcomed

      Newly retired pensioners who have backtracked on their decision to buy an annuity will not be penalised, the tax authority...

    32. April 9, 2014

      Partnership and Just Retirement warn on pension annuity sales

      The two specialist pensions companies whose shares were hit hardest by George Osborne’s retirement overhaul in the Budget...

    33. April 8, 2014

      Doubt cast on Osborne’s pledge to revamp pensions system

      A crucial plank of George Osborne’s Budget pledge to revolutionise the pensions system has been called into question by the...

    34. March 31, 2014

      Baby boomers put annuity market on trial

      Baby boomers have been an influential generation throughout their lives. Now they are coming up for retirement, the issue of...

    35. March 25, 2014

      Legal & General expects annuity market’s sales to halve

      Legal & General has become the first life insurance company to forecast the loss of revenues caused by last week’s changes...

    36. March 7, 2014

      ‘Democratise drawdown’ says Nest

      Nest, the state-sponsored workplace pension scheme, is looking at ways to make income drawdown, typically the preserve of...

    37. March 4, 2014

      Annuity ‘tie-in’ deals face renewed criticism

      Zurich faces renewed criticism after it was revealed the life office was set to receive a £13,000 commission for referring a...

    38. February 21, 2014

      Drawdown cash limits to drop in March

      People approaching retirement and looking to keep their pension fund invested in the stock market, rather than buy an...

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