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    1. August 23, 2016

      Battle for gilts to intensify in the next decade, consultancy says

      Demand for UK government bonds is set to soar over the next 10 years as insurers and pension schemes scramble to buy...

    2. August 3, 2016

      Pension funds fret over more QE from Bank of England

      Pension funds in the UK have urged the Bank of England to think carefully about the detrimental effect a fresh round of...

    1. August 1, 2016

      Insurers: Forced to dig deep

      Bernard Skripek thought he was doing the right thing. After a career teaching junior high school children, he took out...

    2. July 19, 2016

      Legal & General signs buy-in deal with ICI pension fund

      Legal & General has moved to quell growing doubts about its post-Brexit business model by signing a £750m deal with the...

    3. July 15, 2016

      Savers not given all annuity options, warns regulator

      The City regulator has deepened its probe of annuity sales after finding evidence that consumers were not given enough...

    4. June 24, 2016

      Brexit — how will pensions be affected?

      The UK’s historic vote to leave the EU will affect millions of pension savers and investors. FT Money sets out the...

    5. June 22, 2016

      Warning over annuities market after Prudential exit

      Concerns have been raised of worse deals for savers looking for a secure retirement income after Prudential, one of the...

    6. May 26, 2016

      Can you find your way through the pensions labyrinth?

      The Bank of England’s chief economist admitted last week that pensions are so complicated even he struggled to...

    7. April 22, 2016

      Over £100bn of pensions cash at risk in ‘lifestyle’ funds

      More than £100bn of pension cash is at risk of not delivering the best returns for savers because it is invested in...

    8. April 22, 2016

      Regulator warns of annuities trading risk

      The regulator has warned of “significant risks” to consumers trading their annuities as plans were floated to make the...

    9. April 20, 2016

      UK companies get creative to escape costly pensions

      About 200 former Kingfisher staff had their retirements interrupted last year by a letter from their former employer....

    10. April 11, 2016

      Rothesay’s £6bn Aegon pension move heralds new wave of deals

      Rothesay Life has sealed a deal to take on £6bn of pension liabilities from Dutch insurer Aegon — marking a new stage...

    11. April 1, 2016

      Pension freedoms one year on: Boomers shun sports cars for DIY

      For a nation used to handing over its pension savings to an insurer for an annuity at age 65, George Osborne’s 2015...

    12. March 31, 2016

      11m UK consumers receive cold calls about pensions

      Nearly 11m consumers have received a cold call or text about their pension, sparking further concerns that scammers are...

    13. March 22, 2016

      Financial advice: New race for the saver’s dollar

      With barely 300 days remaining of his presidency, Barack Obama is fighting to push through his last big financial...

    14. March 11, 2016

      Pension merger partners bounce back

      Merger partners Partnership Assurance and Just Retirement hailed a bounce in sales of individual pension annuities, as...

    15. March 2, 2016

      Pensions study gives ‘work till you drop’ warning

      A new generation faces “working until they drop” unless sweeping changes are made to the UK’s pensions system,...

    16. January 24, 2016

      Insurers told to take on more pension risk

      Insurers are being warned that they must take on more risk in order to face down a competitive threat from asset...

    17. January 13, 2016

      Bulk annuity market prepares for jump in activity

      The bulk annuity market is coming of age. Research from the UK Pensions Institute to be released on Wednesday shows...

    18. January 12, 2016

      Pension annuity rates tumble more than 5%

      Pension savers looking to secure a guaranteed income in retirement are being offered worse deals as annuity rates...

    19. December 15, 2015

      Annuities reform to be extended to existing pensioners

      Ministers are pressing ahead with reforms that will give more than 5m pensioners new flexibility to trade their...

    20. November 4, 2015

      L&G’s annuity sales hit by pensions change

      Sales of annuities are set to decline even further after George Osborne’s pensions shake-up triggered a 75 per cent...

    21. September 23, 2015

      Pension body opposes shift to Isa-style taxation

      A radical shift to an Isa-style taxation system for UK pensions would not bring in savings for the government and could...

    22. August 11, 2015

      Niche pension providers come out fighting

      After George Osborne sent shockwaves through the life insurance industry with the words, “No one will have to buy an...

    23. August 11, 2015

      Pensions reforms spur £1.6bn deal for annuity specialists

      The two pensions providers hardest hit by George Osborne’s reforms, Just Retirement and Partnership, are to combine in...

    24. August 4, 2015

      Stop constant changes to pensions, urges new Standard Life chief

      Standard Life’s incoming chief executive has urged government ministers to stop tinkering with pensions rules, warning...

    25. July 31, 2015

      Pensioners promised sky-high Gatwick parking yields

      Car parking spaces at London’s Gatwick airport are being sold as investments for £25,000 each to pension savers in the...

    26. June 28, 2015

      Pressure grows on mortgage lenders to help older borrowers

      Mortgage lenders are coming under increasing pressure to offer loans to older borrowers, who are encountering...

    27. June 25, 2015

      Pensions industry faces inquiry into ‘rip-offs’ after reforms

      Potential “rip-offs” by the pensions industry in the wake of government reforms are to be the target of an inquiry by...

    28. June 23, 2015

      Hargreaves Lansdown offers flat-rate pensions guidance

      Hargreaves Lansdown, the fund supermarket, has launched a low-cost planning service for retirees, becoming the first...

    29. June 11, 2015

      Architect of UK pension reforms Rupert Harrison joins BlackRock

      Rupert Harrison, architect of the government’s pension reforms, has taken up a job at a US fund management group where...

    30. June 5, 2015

      UK pension reform sparks big dash for cash

      Thousands of people have cashed in their pension savings since new freedoms came into force in April, prompting calls...

    31. May 26, 2015

      UK annuities: hope in the gloom

      Annuities stink. That is the general message from consumer groups, regulators and the UK government, which last year...

    32. May 12, 2015

      Just Retirement sales hit by new pensions freedoms

      New pensions freedoms continue to cause pain for Just Retirement, which has reported a 22 per cent fall in total sales...

    33. April 9, 2015

      Standard Life reports sudden rise in pension inquiries

      Standard Life has reported a sharp rise in customer inquiries after the launch of sweeping pensions reforms that will...

    34. April 2, 2015

      Against pension reforms: ‘We’re in danger of forgetting why annuities were invented’

      Giving people more control of their lives is laudable and in principle sounds great. But history suggests that “pension...

    35. March 27, 2015

      No regrets from pension reform minister

      Steve Webb would prefer his legacy as the UK’s longest-serving pensions minister to be the subtle reforms he has made...

    36. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: Pension tax freedoms extended to annuities

      New curbs on pension tax breaks were announced in Wednesday’s Budget as the government also confirmed plans to extend...

    37. March 13, 2015

      A place in the sun and a tax-free pension

      What’s the “defining challenge of our time?” My guess is that not many FT readers are going to answer that question...

    38. March 13, 2015

      UK annuities: the price of freedom

      Hard working families. Fairness. Freedom. These are electoral stalwarts. One group of reliable voters, UK pensioners,...

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