Professional Pensions | 25 Jul 2014 | 13:57 |
This week we want your views on the Treasury's response to its Freedom and Choice consultation.
The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) and the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) have outlined how actuarial regulation will be divided between the two bodies.
Professional Pensions | 25 Jul 2014 | 13:37
Harmonising pension policy on a European Union (EU) level is unlikely to work due to a lack of demand for cross-border schemes, according to a Treasury report, published yesterday.
Professional Pensions | 25 Jul 2014 | 12:18
Insurers are expected to offer income drawdown for schemes unwilling to offer the full range of retirement income options to members.
Professional Pensions | 23 Jul 2014 | 12:26
Pension funds could have been cheated out of millions of pounds by manipulation of the £3trn foreign exchange (FX) markets, warns Mark Taylor, dean of Warwick Business School.
Professional Pensions | 23 Jul 2014 | 11:52 |
The government has slashed the incremental increase to the state pension offered to workers who delay their retirement.
Professional Pensions | 22 Jul 2014 | 13:57 |
Retirees could find it difficult to access regulated financial advice when considering defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) transfers according to Punter Southall.
Professional Pensions | 22 Jul 2014 | 13:37 |
Jonathan Stapleton says half of all Australians blow their retirement pots by the age of 70 and asks if this is a sign of things to come in the UK.
Professional Pensions | 22 Jul 2014 | 13:00 |
Society of Pension Consultants (SPC) president Duncan Buchanan identifies three potential problems with the government's plans.
Professional Pensions | 22 Jul 2014 | 11:23 |
HM Treasury is set to change tax rules in a bid to help providers develop new retirement income products that better meet the evolving needs of members.
Professional Pensions | 21 Jul 2014 | 14:19 |
Trustees will be allowed to override scheme rules to follow tax rules in order to ensure individuals have flexible access to their savings.
Professional Pensions | 21 Jul 2014 | 14:07 |
The government is set to restrict pensions tax relief for the over 55s in a bid to stop the “exploitation” of new tax freedoms.
Professional Pensions | 21 Jul 2014 | 13:34 |
Helen Morrissey looks at the implications of the Treasury announcement on transfers.
Professional Pensions | 21 Jul 2014 | 13:28 |
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