The average annual pension withdrawal rate jumped more than one percentage point between 2016/17 and 2017/18, according to the latest data from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
The regulator's retirement income data bulletin said the average withdrawal rate from drawdown or UFPLS (uncrystallised funds pension lump sum) pots - where a regular payment is set up - rose from 4.7%...
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.