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Rules on collection of pension freedom data finalised

The FCA has confirmed rules on how and when it will collect data about those accessing their pensions. From Nathan Long – Senior Pension Analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown.

Contributor: Nathan Long | Published: 24 July 2017

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Restoring confidence in pensions – a huge undertaking

The FCA’s interim report on its Retirement Outcomes Review makes for worrying reading. One of the few encouraging findings is that people don’t seem to be freeing their pensions savings to buy Lamborghinis. Claire van Rees, partner at Sackers, comments on the interim findings of the FCA’s Retirement Outcomes Review:

Contributor: Claire van Rees | Published: 18 July 2017


Partial transfers – standard for DB schemes

A new report from LV=, ‘Balancing flexibility and security - Why partial transfers should be a standard option’, encourages defined benefit (DB) trustees to make partial transfers a standard option for their members due to the mix of income security and flexibility these can offer. Mary Stewart, Head of Corporate Solutions at LV=.

Contributor: Mary Stewart | Published: 8 July 2017

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The results are in – pension polices stuck in limbo

The results for the UK general election have been announced. Despite failing to win a majority, the Conservatives have secured support from the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and will remain in power.

Contributor: Jonathan Watts-Lay | Published: 22 June 2017

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Pensions & savings need a serious shake up

Our pension and savings system is vital for the long term prosperity of tens of millions of ordinary savers and investors. For some it has worked very well, however for others it still appears complex and difficult to navigate. Hargreaves Lansdown is publishing a manifesto for savers and investors. Comment Tom McPhail, Head of Policy.

Contributor: Tom McPhail | Published: 19 June 2017

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Gender pension gap risks – long-term problems for society and businesses

Failure to address the EU’s substantial gender pension gap (40 percent), could cause long-term problems for businesses and governments alike, according to Mercer. Through its analysis, the consultancy found that the pension gap varies widely from one member state to another, however half have gaps of 30 percent or more*. Comment from Mandy Schreuder, Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) consultant at Mercer.

Contributor: Mandy Schreuder | Published: 15 June 2017

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Pensions in the Labour Manifesto

The labour manifesto has been published. Pensions feature heavily as we expected from the leaked manifesto. From Tom McPhail - Head of Policy at Hargreaves Lansdown.

Contributor: Tom McPhail | Published: 17 May 2017

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Will LISA cause more pension saving confusion?

Two in five businesses expect the introduction of the Lifetime ISA to cause confusion among employees saving towards retirement. Jeanette Makings, Head of Financial Education at Close Brothers.

Contributor: Jeanette Makings | Published: 12 May 2017

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Millennials will need £1m pension pot to retire

A survey of 2,000 UK adults conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Mazars found that around a third of millennials (those born between 1982 and 2000) believe they are facing a future where they will never have the opportunity to give up work completely.

Contributor: Liz Ritchie | Published: 11 May 2017