Pension savers have accessed almost £5bn from their pots following the widespread retirement reforms - dubbed 'pension freedoms' - introduced in April, while more people are "shopping around" for the best deals, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI).
Smaller pots are generally being taken as cash, the 250-member body said, while larger pots are still being used to access retirement income, with £5bn invested to buy some 85,000 regular income products...
Salvus Master Trust’s funds under management have surpassed the £200m as it continues to wait for authorisation from The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
PPI Future Book: Consolidation, contribution hikes and investment strategy key to boosting DC pension pots
The consolidation of smaller, higher-charging schemes, increased contribution rates and a move away from investment lifestyling towards DGFs and real assets could significantly boost the size of DC pots, latest analysis by the Pensions Policy Institute...
Over three quarters (78%) of defined contribution (DC) members feel their pension scheme is not aligned with their values, latest research by Franklin Templeton shows.
Costs and fees are just a small part of the overall value for money definition, argues Con Keating
Low member engagement, poor scheme governance, and multiple pots can be equally as detrimental to defined contribution (DC) funds as opaque charges and high costs, research finds.