The government is to change the definition of financial advice for regulated firms - replacing, with effect from 3 January 2018, the two existing interpretations with a single one based on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) definition of a personal recommendation.
Having considered the 63 responses to the consultation it launched last September, HM Treasury said the new definition would "give greater certainty to regulated firms, allowing them to better help their...
Some £20.1bn of defined benefit (DB) pensions were advised to transfer between 2018 and 2020, while £10.2bn were recommended not to transfer, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) data reveals.
Pension trustees will have much more involvement in business discussions and corporates will need to think more about pensions when the watchdog’s increased powers come into force, LCP says.
Mediation has been under-utilised historically as a means of dispute resolution in this area. Mark Blyth and Geoff Egerton think this is going to change.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published the interim response to its first defined benefit (DB) funding code consultation – highlighting the depth of industry concern around its proposed twin-track regime.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will ban the charging of flat fees on AE auto-enrolment (AE) pots below £100 and launch work on how to standardise cost and charges reporting.