September 2017


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  • Long term care has to be ‘high on the agenda for pre-retirees’, says report.

    2 May 2017

    Two thirds of near-retirees are not factoring the cost of LTC into their retirement plans making the cost of care discussion a high priority item for pre-retirees with their advisers, according to financial planning firm Tilney. In its recent Cost of Tomorrow Report Tilney reveals that 71% of over-45s are not factoring the cost of long-term...

  • Brexit uncertainty impacts retirement planning

    27 April 2017

    Prudential survey reveals that more than one in four planning to retire this year fear that Brexit will have a negative long-term impact on their retirement finances The Brexit effect is creating uncertainty among people planning to retire in 2017, according to the latest research by Prudential, with more than one in four (27%)...

  • Equity release demand set to see borrowing more than double by 2027

    19 April 2017

    Equity release lender more2life says that its recently conducted research estimates that the retirement lending market in the UK is set to rise from £65bn in 2017 to more than £142bn in 2027 – an increase of over 120%.  The research predicts that total debt among the over-65s will pass the £100bn mark by...

  • Over 5.5 million people saved more into pensions since pensions freedoms

    17 April 2017

    New research from Aegon has found that 14% of working age people are saving more into their pension as a direct result of the pension freedoms. This equates to some 5.5 million people in the UK contributing more to a private or workplace pension because of the reforms. This increased level of saving is reflected...

  • Could QROPS rules changes benefit SIPPs?

    5 April 2017

    Nigel Bennett, sales & marketing Director, InvestAcc has a view. The surprise announcement in the Spring Budget surrounding Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) has led to many predicting the demise of the overseas pension transfer. This was somewhat of a knee jerk view as there will still be a market for QROPS transfers...

  • Challenges ahead for the SIPP market

    4 April 2017

    Consolidation and polarisiation in the SIPP market is giving paraplanners less choice in where to place client money. We need to maintain choice and innovation, argues Paul Darvill, administration and technical director, Talbot and Muir It is safe to say that there hasn’t really ever been a dull day in pensions, well not since...

  • ABI announces Pensions Dashboards prototype built and delivered on time

    31 March 2017

    Proof that technology to connect everyone in the UK with all their pensions in one place can be built has been proven by the delivery of the Pensions Dashboards prototype on time, says the Association of British Insurers (ABI). The project, which should one day allow people to see all of their pension savings...

  • SIPPs biggest recipients of DC pension transfers since Pensions Freedoms, Origo data reveals

    30 March 2017

    Data released by Fintech company Origo has revealed where pension transfers were being made from and where they were going to pre and post Pensions Freedoms. The not-for-profit company operates the Options Transfers service, which since 2008 has handled the industry’s contract pension transfers. There are more than 90 brands – pension providers, administrators...