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  • Further consolidation in SIPP market expected

    3 May 2018

    Financial advisers believe consolidation in the SIPP market will continue, according to a new survey by Dentons Pension Management. The survey of 55 advisers attending Denton’s Annual Seminar in March, found 85% believe the number of SIPP operators will reduce, with potentially a further five or more being consolidated. However, the results showed it...

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  • Technical: Property purchase via SIPP or personal pension cash?

    2 May 2018

    Should a client move their personal pension to a SIPP in order to purchase a property or simply withdraw the cash to do so? Jessica List, pension technical manager, Curtis Banks Group, explores both options Property is a hugely popular investment, with many investors preferring the idea of physical, tangible assets. Since the pension...

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  • Correction in UK commercial property market ‘unlikely’

    2 May 2018

    A major correction in the UK commercial property market is unlikely this year thanks to solid fundamentals and a realisation that Brexit will not herald another financial crisis, Kames Capital believes. Phil Clark, head of Property Investment at Kames, says the market remains in good health despite the ongoing uncertainty over Brexit, with net...

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  • More retirement pots supplemented by property wealth

    29 April 2018

    Four in 10 over-55s worry about not having enough money in their pension pot to cover their retirement, according to new research from SunLife. As a result, many more people are considering equity release to give them the lifestyle they want in retirement.   The study of more than 1,000 homeowners aged 55 and over...

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  • Scottish Widows launches Drip-feed Drawdown

    29 April 2018

    Scottish Widows has launched Drip-feed Drawdown, a phased retirement income capability, available through its Retirement Account. It is designed to give customers a tax-optimised, flexible way to manage and control their withdrawals, as part of a long-term sustainable income strategy. Following the introduction of the Pension Freedoms three years ago, a growing number of pension...

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  • Pensioners exercising pensions freedoms caution, says Prudential

    29 April 2018

    Pensioners are exercising caution when it comes to their retirement funds despite the flexibility offered by the pension freedoms, according to new research from Prudential. The pension freedoms, introduced three years ago, led to concerns that pensioners would run out of money in retirement, but Prudential’s research has shown that just one in 10...

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  • TDQ: Test Your Knowledge (May 2018 issue)

    26 April 2018

    Professional Paraplanner has teamed up with key training and exam support providers to help you in your training, development and qualifications. Here are the answers to this month’s TDQ: Test Your Knowledge questions, published in the May 2018 issue of Professional Paraplanner.   B CII R01 Study Text Chapter 5:2 A CII R02 Study...

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  • TDQ: Test your knowledge – questions (May 2018 issue)

    26 April 2018

    Professional Paraplanner has teamed up with key training and exam support providers to help you in your training, development and qualifications. Here are this month’s TDQ: Test Your Knowledge questions, published in the May issue of Professional Paraplanner.   These  questions relate to examinable Tax year 17/18, examinable by the CII until 31 August...

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