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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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....

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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,...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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,...

    28. March 13, 2015

      Traded annuities ‘could see 20% discount’

      Savers trading their annuities on a second-hand market, for a cash lump sum, should expect to have a fifth knocked off...

    29. March 12, 2015

      More haste, less speed on UK pension reform

      The biggest reform of George Osborne’s chancellorship dealt a near-fatal blow to a 2,000-year-old product. Annuities...

    30. March 11, 2015

      Annuity escape plan for pensioners

      Radical plans to give millions of existing pensioners new flexibility to sell their annuities for cash are under...

    31. March 11, 2015

      Annuity trade-in idea draws mixed reaction

      Hundreds of thousands of people retiring each year have until now had little choice but to turn their pension savings...

    32. March 3, 2015

      Partnership turns to majority shareholder for debt

      Partnership, the annuity provider hard hit by George Osborne’s pensions reforms, has turned to its private equity...

    33. 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...

    34. February 27, 2015

      Why annuities are part of the pension solution

      This week I spent time at a “retirement freedoms” forum in Birmingham organised by FTAdviser, one of the Financial...

    35. February 24, 2015

      Just Retirement not ‘dead’, says chief

      Just Retirement is not “dead” despite George Osborne’s pensions overhaul, the annuity company’s chief executive said on...

    36. January 30, 2015

      Q&A — new UK pension protections

      Consumer protections for millions of savers accessing their pension pots are to be bolstered from April under plans...

    37. January 26, 2015

      Regulator plans new pension safeguards

      Tougher consumer safeguards are to be introduced on the UK pension market amid concern that the coalition government’s...

    38. January 16, 2015

      Annuities cash-in idea has ‘potential’, say insurers

      Controversial proposals to allow retirement savers the right to sell their annuities for cash have received a boost...

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