Flexible payments from pension rose to £5.7bn in 2016 as people increasingly sought to take advantage of the freedoms, according to HM Revenue and Customs' (HMRC) figures.
Back to early 2015 levels
All other pension complaints up
With MP Richard Harrington replacing Baroness Ros Altmann in a more junior role, what should the under-secretary of state for pensions prioritise over the next year?
George Osborne has undermined the long-term sustainability of pensions through freedom and choice, according to the shadow secretary of state for work and pensions.
Consumers have been gradually shifting back to annuities for guaranteed income since the pension freedoms were introduced in April 2015, according to data.
Transaction cost up 4%
The government has proposed simplifying guaranteed annuity rate (GAR) valuations and introducing a statutory requirement for trustees to give risk warnings to members wanting to take advantage of the April freedoms.
Almost one in eight calls to Fidelity's Retirement Service in October was from people enquiring about how to use their defined benefit (DB) pots following the April pension freedoms.
Pensions must be made simpler to appeal to ordinary savers, according to Lesley Williams, incoming chair of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA).
Labour's shadow secretary of state for work and pensions Owen Smith has warned the April pension freedoms will result in more mis-selling scandals.
Just Retirement and Partnership are looking to raise £150m in equity capital to help meet the costs of their planned £1.6bn merger announced in August.
Savers have invested more in regular income products than just taking cash since the April pension freedoms, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI).
Royal London experienced growth of 61% in its drawdown business during the first half of the year amid demand created by the pension freedoms unleashed in April.
Fraudsters targeting pension pots in the wake of freedom and choice reforms are increasingly linking their efforts to investment scams such as fine wines and overseas property, Citizens Advice has warned.
Individual annuity sales at Legal and General (L&G) have fallen by more than half this year, and its bulk annuity business has failed to pick up the slack, figures show.
The government has confirmed it will consider a charge cap for when people access their pension freedoms if it finds evidence of excessive early exit charges.
Savers with the smallest defined contribution (DC) pension pots are struggling to access freedom and choice, the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has warned.
With the Treasury set to consult on a charge cap to tackle excessive early exit fees, industry figures warn it will not work because it overlooks the real problem, writes Stephanie Baxter
The Treasury's action on punitive exit charges has been welcomed but there are concerns that clamping down too much on fees could be detrimental for savers.
The Treasury will consider imposing a charge cap for when people access their pension freedoms in a consultation to be launched next month.
Defined contribution (DC) members using the pension flexibilities may find their savings are hit by inheritance tax (IHT) because of a "legislative error".
Chancellor George Osborne revealed that 60,000 savers have taken advantage of the pensions freedoms that came into force in April.
The Chancellor has told the House of Commons that 60,000 savers have taken advantage of the pensions freedoms that came into force in April.