The government has backed down from its calls for mutual regulatory recognition post Brexit and will now push for a deal that will see UK and EU financial services firms' access to each other's markets scaled back when the country leaves the bloc.
The Investment Association (IA) has updated its template Investment Management Agreement (IMA) to reflect new MiFID II requirements, which came into force on 3 January 2018.
The FSCS has cited the growing number of claims relating to defined benefit (DB) pension transfers as the main reason for the lifeboat scheme's levy for this year being a fifth higher than it forecast in January.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has revealed it is considering whether to implement a ban on contingent charging for pension transfer advice.
The FCA and TPR are seeking input on how best to collaborate in regulating the retirement income market over the coming decade, in the wake of the introduction of both pension freedom and auto-enrolment.
A ban on pension cold-calling will be put into law by June this year after the government introduced amendments to the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill.
New regulatory rules which require providers and advisers to produce annuity illustrations will not solve the problem of consumer detriment as they are "fundamentally" flawed, according to Retirement Advantage.
The Pensions Ombudsman is investigating a group of more than 150 complaints about transfer values from British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) members.
Fund groups have been criticised as newly disclosed transaction costs under MiFID II show the actual cost of ownership of some of the UK's most popular funds is as high as 85% above previously disclosed OCFs.
Transparency and anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller is planning to sue the FCA over its approach to MiFID II, claiming the regulator is not taking a firm enough approach to ensure asset managers comply with the new rules.
Industry voices outrage over salary disconnect after research shows how much FTSE 100 top bosses earn over the average worker.
Pension-related cold calls have increased by around 2.7 million since Freedom and Choice was introduced in April 2015, according to research commissioned by Aviva.
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Struggling sponsoring employers of defined benefit (DB) schemes should not be allowed to suspend annual pension increases according to PP research.
The industry and regulator should act to implement an early warning system for beleaguered DB schemes according to Silverfinch.
The Pensions Ombudsman Service has started publishing adjudicators' opinions and formal Ombudsman determinations in a bid to be more open, transparent and accountable to the public.
The Halcrow Pensioners Association (HPA) says The Pensions Regulator (TPR) could have done more to help prevent the scheme's spiralling pension deficit.
Events this year have raised the issue of whether the industry and trustees should give earlier warnings to the regulator and PPF about issues with DB schemes. Kristian Brunt-Seymour looks at the options.
Guidance has been published by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) for employers participating in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
Whistleblowing reports to the Pensions Regulator (TPR) have increased by 29% during the last year amid concerns many small employers are not complying with auto-enrolment (AE).
The Pensions Ombudsman Service has added an online application option to its complaints procedure.
The Work and Pensions Select Committee has started a probe to explore the economic effects of allowing certain women to draw their state pension early.
The bulk annuity market had a record final quarter in 2015 as buy-in and buyout deals totalled £5.4bn, according to LCP.
The government's Lifetime ISA will lead to mass confusion and could pave the way for a future move to the Pensions ISA, according to several people.