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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said it is concerned providers' projections of what pension savers can expect to receive in retirement if they buy certain products are too high, and it wants to standardise the process.
Prudential has topped the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) list of the most complained about pension firms, as the number of grievances raised about retirement products jumps 20%.
Pensions Minister Baroness Altmann has said she looked into helping women affected by having the start date of their state pension put back twice, but could not find a way to do so.
Aegon has said it will leave life company trade body the Association of British Insurers (ABI) at the end of the year, and instead lobby the government and regulators directly.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is investigating thousands of annuities sold on a non-advised basis since 2008 to see if they were unsuitable for savers.
Phoenix Life has backed down from demanding a saver get financial advice before it would release his £13,300 pension pot.
The amount of tax the government has collected from people breaching the lifetime pension allowance (LTA) has risen by 276% since George Osborne became Chancellor.
Fraudsters have compiled a database of nearly 200,000 people - with an average age of 74 - on so-called "suckers lists".
All pension transfers over £30,000 must be carried out or checked by a pension transfer specialist, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said in rules out today.
Annuities have become the new focus for complaints according to figures from the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), a year after the product was publicly abandoned by the Chancellor.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is asking annuity providers to look into their non-advised sales going back to 2008 to see if consumers missed out on higher income by buying the wrong type of annuity.
The government's Equitable Life Payments Scheme (ELPS) has now issued over £990.5m worth of payments.
Thousands of savers face being hit with fines from the taxman for using their pension like a cash machine for the first time.
By combining Budget reforms with existing rules which reward savers who delay taking their State pension, eligible women can boost their payout by up to tens of thousands of pounds over a lifetime.
Aegon UK has estimated the charge caps for auto-enrolment business will cost it between £20m to £25m a year, as it reported a 30% rise in pre-tax earnings for the second quarter.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has found evidence of poor pension transfer advice with regards to enhance transfer value (ETV) exercises.
Savers are to receive free independent guidance from the Money Advice Service (MAS) and The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) when given unfettered access to their pension pots from next year, the government has said.
Prudential has become the latest life company to report severely hit annuity sales in the wake of radical reforms to how people can access their pension.
Standard Life has said its sales of annuities have fallen by half following changes to the rules around retirement announced in last month's Budget.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to investigate about 30 million insurance company policies over concerns that customers are subject to "unfair" conditions.
The state pension age should rise to 70 by 2040 - more than 20 years earlier than scheduled under government changes - the former chairman of the Financial Services Authority (FSA) Lord Adair Turner said last night.
Legal & General (L&G) has reported a jump in pre-tax profits and cash reserves and is eyeing further 'selective acquisitions' following its purchase of Cofunds last year.
Prime Minister David Cameron has said the state pension will continue to rise by at least 2.5% a year until 2020 if the Conservatives win the next election.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined insurance broker JLT Specialty £1.8m for an "unacceptable" approach to bribery & corruption risks from overseas payments.
Royal London is scrapping the Scottish Life, Bright Grey and Scottish Provident brands to move to a single "master brand" for its UK life, pensions and investment businesses.
Fidelity Worldwide Investment has reached an agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Annuity Direct and its holding company Retirement Angels.
Just Retirement has announced its plans to float on the London Stock Exchange.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has found breaches to Principle 8 regarding conflicts of interest in half of the firms it reviewed as part of a report into inducements between advisers and providers.
RSM Tenon group has appointed administrators and has suspended its shares following an announcement this morning that a takeover deal by Baker Tilly has fallen through.
Aviva has reported a £776m net profit for the first half of this year, following a £624m loss for the half year 2012, but said UK life operating profit fell.
Pensions firms are calling for a list of registered pension providers in the UK so insurers can crack down on pension liberation scammers operating outside of the law.
Defined contribtuon (DC) contract providers have given their verdicts government plans to lift NEST's contribution cap and transfer restrictions in 2017.
Chancellor George Osborne has said he will cap the country's welfare budget each year for the next four years from April 2015 - but the state pension will not be included.
Annuity rates have declined by 29% since the introduction of the Bank of England's quantitative easing programme, AXA Life Europe has found.
Prudential has poached Jackie Hunt from Standard Life to give her the role of chief executive for its UK and European business.
Ashok Vaswani, chief executive of retail and business at Barclays, has admitted that 2012 was a "very difficult year" for the bank, and said the decision to release details of staff's £38.5m bonus details on Budget day was a "mistake" but claimed it was...
The government is to announce further spending cuts in Wednesday's Budget, with the savings going to large-scale infrastructure projects designed to boost economic growth, according to reports.
Aviva suffered a loss of £3bn in 2012 due to a £3.3bn writedown from the sale of its US business last year.
George Osborne is considering a new tax raid on the pension contributions of richer voters, after rejecting the idea of a "wealth tax" based on higher council rates for luxury homes and apartments.
Resolution Group has reported new business of £138m for the first nine months of the year, up 45% from £95m for the same period last year, led by an 155% increase in the company's UK operations.
Axa has said it is considering a sell-off of Bluefin Advisory Services, the advice business it owns.
Friends Life has announced the creation of a new in-house asset management business which will launch in the second half of 2012.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has fined Peterborough-based Rockingham Independent £35,000 and imposed partial bans on its directors and an adviser for exposing retirees to unsuitable advice.
GLOBAL - America's index of leading stocks closed lower last night, amid a global sell-off sparked by another round of weak economic data and increased fear about the eurozone debt crisis, while the FTSE 100 dropped sharply on opening today.
The UK's index of 100 leading shares fell 2.76% to below 5,000 this morning, as global markets showed no signs of shaking off fears the West is heading back into recession.
Aviva has reported UK operating profits up 3% for the first half of the year, and highlighted auto-enrolment as an area of opportunity.