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Pension fraud losses jump 25%, say police

by Charles Walmsley on Oct 25, 2016 at 18:46

City of London Police raise estimate of pension fraud losses to over £13 million since introduction of freedom reforms last year.

Waspi hits £75k funding target for legal challenge

by Jack Gilbert on Oct 25, 2016 at 07:00

Six days of crowd-funding sees Women Against State Pension Inequality group raise money it needs for legal battle with government.

Pension investors shun property funds to buy direct

by Michelle McGagh on Oct 24, 2016 at 08:27

Investors have withdrawn £3 billion from property funds this year but a growing number use their pension pots to buy commercial properties directly.

Standard Life could face £125m bill for annuity mis-selling

by William Robins on Oct 19, 2016 at 13:02

Annuity providers may have to pay £450 million in compensation to customers, with Standard Life facing the biggest bill, according to one estimate.

Government abandons annuity sellers’ market

by William Robins, Gavin Lumsden on Oct 19, 2016 at 12:13

Consumer groups express disappointment and pension providers relief after Treasury drops plans to let pensioners cash in annuities.

SNP: lifetime ISA is a 'gimmick' which may stop pension saving

by Charles Walmsley on Oct 18, 2016 at 08:18

The SNP has attacked the government over the lifetime ISA, describing the savings product for people under 40 as a 'gimmick' which could undermine the future of auto-enrolment.

Watchdog orders Standard Life to review annuity sales

by Charles Walmsley, William Robins on Oct 18, 2016 at 07:00

Company may have to pay compensation to customers who missed out on buying enhanced annuities at retirement. 

Triple lock on the block as state pension reviewed

by Charles Walmsley on Oct 14, 2016 at 10:49

John Cridland's state pension review suggests dropping 'triple lock' protection to avoid further rises in the state pension age. 

Osborne pension reforms will blow £5bn hole in budget

by William Robins on Oct 12, 2016 at 09:38

The combined effect of the ex-chancellor's pension reforms will be less pension saving, says Office for Budget Responsibility.

State pension reform would see graduates wait longer

by William Robins on Oct 11, 2016 at 08:00

Graduates would have to wait longer for their state pension while others retire earlier under two-tier system considered by government.

Government forges single pension & debt guidance body

by Charles Walmsley on Oct 10, 2016 at 12:07

The government has announced plans to create a single body to offer the public guidance on pensions, debt and other money issues.

Treasury MP says pension tax relief overhaul on the cards

by Jack Gilbert on Oct 05, 2016 at 08:02

Overhaul of pension tax relief would fit into prime minister Theresa May's plans, says chancellor's parliamentary private secretary.

Labour’s Abrahams outlines ‘socialist pension policy’

by Jack Gilbert on Sep 28, 2016 at 09:53

Shadow secretary for work and pensions Debbie Abrahams outlines her vision, saying every citizen should have a stake in society.

Firms could be forced to provide 'dashboards' for savers

by Jack Gilbert on Sep 13, 2016 at 15:55

Treasury says government will look at compelling pension providers to give savers comprehensive pension statements.

Ros Altmann calls for urgent pension age campaign

by William Robins on Sep 12, 2016 at 09:14

Former pension minister says government must launch publicity campaign after fiasco over changes to the state retirement age.

MP tells FCA to stop 'pussyfooting around' pension fraud

by Jack Gilbert on Sep 09, 2016 at 11:22

Conservative MP Julian Knight says the financial regulator needs to crack down on unauthorised pension 'introducers'.

Carclo cut highlights 'Brexit' pensions pressure on dividends

by William Robins on Sep 01, 2016 at 09:46

A listed plastics company has cut its dividend because of spiralling pension deficits in what may be a sign of things to come.

Regulators vow to work together to combat scams

by Jack Gilbert on Aug 23, 2016 at 08:45

Financial Conduct Authority and other regulators pledge to tackle growing number of frauds following last year's pension freedom reforms. 

Pension freedom raiders unprepared for cost of care

by Justin Cash on Aug 23, 2016 at 07:48

Most people who have dipped into their retirement savings are unprepared for future care costs, new figures suggest.

Tax man challenges 'in specie' pension contributions

by Jack Gilbert on Aug 18, 2016 at 15:52

Business owners and others using property and shares to make pension contributions could face HM Revenue & Customs crackdown.

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