UK - Halifax has received a quality mark from the Pensions Protection Investments Accreditation Board.
Halifax, part of HBOS, was accredited under the Raising Standards Quality Mark Scheme. The award means 55% of the market is now accredited.
PPIAB said more firms were working towards accreditation, which meant over two-thirds of the industry was engaged in the voluntary initiative.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) is in the process of convening an industry-wide group to take forward the work of the Institutional Disclosure Working Group (IDWG).
The Transfers and Re-registration Industry Group (TRIG) has given its support to an initiative which aims to complete occupational pension transfers within three weeks.
Scottish Widows has completed a bulk annuity deal for the Hitachi UK Limited Pension Scheme.