The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has committed to tackling the number of unauthorised pension introducers.
Pension scams have been an unwelcome feature of the pensions landscape for quite some time. However, the introduction of freedom and choice has undoubtedly made things worse. Helen Morrissey asks how we can tackle the scammers.
Citizens Advice research reveals people risk being scammed as fraudsters take advantage of flexibilities, writes PP.
George Osborne will go for a flat rate of tax relief according to PP research.
The landmark ruling could put trustees in a very difficult position and endanger members
TPR needs back up from other parties to really get to grips with pension fraud says Helen Morrissey.
The High Court is to rule on a suspected pension liberation case this month, which will give trustees and providers more clarity on their ability to block suspicious transfers.
This year saw major changes in the pensions industry. Here's our run down of what happened.
Professional Pensions readers believe trustees still have a vital role to play in the pension sector, research finds.
There has been not been a surge in pension scams since the pension freedoms were introduced according to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Why and how the Ombudsman must change
PP looks at the options
Two trustee firms connected with suspected pension liberation schemes have been wound up by the High Court following a probe conducted by the Insolvency Service.
Top stories on PP this week include fears over a green paper white wash, the latest Ombudsman decision on transfers, and TPR action on master trusts. Here's the top five.
The Pensions Ombudsman (PO) has dismissed a complaint against Royal London over its decision to turn down a transfer request into a suspected pension liberation scheme.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is writing to all pension providers requesting data on how customers are accessing their retirement pots in the wake of the pension ‘freedoms' rolled out in April.
The threat of pension scams and the introduction of retirement flexibilities have left pension providers in a "highly unenviable position", warns the director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
The industry is working hard to combat pension liberation but it can only go so far says Helen Morrissey.
The Insolvency Service has made a successful application to the High Court to place two trustee firms linked to pensions scams into provisional liquidation
Andrew Warwick-Thompson argues there is no magic bullet to tackle pension scams and that a combination of education, disruption and enforcement is needed to address the problem.
Top stories this week include £100,000 stuck in a suspected pension liberation scam, advice on deflation, and a trustee fined over transfer delays. Here's what you might have missed.
Pension Scams. Don't Get Stung. A title and tag-line from the Pension Regulator's latest "Action Pack" to pension funds warning of the dangers of pensions liberation. Martin Jenkins argues that the policy approach taken by the regulator has been disproportionate...
Top stories on the website this week include three decisions from the Pensions Ombudsman on suspected liberation fraud and a review of general election manifestos. Here's what you might have missed.
Robin Ellison says regulators are good at grandstanding but bad at protecting savers