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  • Average annual income of pensioners continues to rise, says Prudential

    16 January 2018

    People planning to retire in 2018 are expecting to live on an average annual income of £19,900, according to the latest research by Prudential1. The figure now stands at its highest level since the survey began in 2008 and after five consecutive years of rising incomes. Prudential conducts annual research into the financial plans...

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  • FE reports nearly all managers met MiFID II data deadline

    16 January 2018

    Almost all asset managers working with FE’s Regulatory Data Services to disseminate MiFID data to distributors such as platforms, have met the January deadline imposed by regulators, the research company said. For the past six months, FE’s Regulatory Data Services team has been working on behalf of 18 platforms to gather data from asset...

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  • New standards body set to help industry deal with evolving market  

    16 January 2018

    Criterion, the newly formed industry body, has appointed four non-executive directors to the board, as it looks to help the industry deal with changes arising from the ongoing impact of the pensions freedoms, fintech innovation and implementation of the ambitions of government and the regulator. The body is focussed on the development of sustainable...

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  • When the State Pension pot runs dry – in 2032

    16 January 2018

    The latest Government Actuary’s Department (GAD) projections suggest the National Insurance fund, which is used to pay out state pension, could be exhausted by 2032. GAD’s base-case projections are that as the old-age dependency ratio (the number of pensioners per 1,000 people of working age) increases, introduction of the new State pension and continuance of...

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  • Too late to register a SSAS?

    15 January 2018

    Tight timescales around this time of year can cause issues for employers looking to register a SSAS scheme. Martin Tilley, director of Technical Services, Dentons Pension Management looks at the problems and potential solutions HMRC’s stance not to register schemes with dormant employers has been topical of late but in fact, HMRC have had...

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  • Carillion should ring alarm bells for pension savers warning

    15 January 2018

    Carillion being forced into compulsory liquidation should “trigger alarm bells” for pension savers across the UK, according to Nigel Green, chief executive and founder of deVere Group, Carillion, one of Britain’s largest construction companies, which has a number of high-profile public sector contracts and employs around 20,000 people in Britain, said it had “no...

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  • Will we see overheating and inflation in 2018? 

    15 January 2018

    How might 2018 is going to unfold? Anthony Rayner, manager of Miton’s multi-asset fund range, looks at the economic and market situation The economic growth data has been knock-out so far this year – growth is strong and synchronised across developed and emerging economies. This follows a very strong 2017 and, if this economic...

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  • SIPPs dominate pension transfers as volumes keep rising

    11 January 2018

    Latest data from Origo via its Options Transfers service, reveals the volume and value of pension transfers have increased for yet another year, with money in to SIPPs accounting for over 50% of traffic. The not-for-profit fintech reports that comparison figures with 2016 show that, in the year, overall transfer volumes rose by 15%,...

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