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Tapper: Prepaid transfer advice would end contingent charging conflict

Henry Tapper suggests a different way in which advisers could be paid for giving advice on defined benefit pension transfers.

Comment: Postal workers' desire for collective DC is extraordinary

Royal Mail struck a deal with trade unions that stunned pension experts. Members were happy to swap their DB scheme for a collective DC 'wage for life', but details of how this scheme would operate have not been decided.

Tapper: 40,000 steelworkers will need DB pension advice

Looking at British Steel Pension Facebook groups Henry Tapper has found plenty of demand for advice, even after a DB transfer is completed.

Nest must learn from state pension age fiasco

Pension PlayPen's Henry Tapper explores the lessons the National Employment Savings Trust could learn from the backlash against the state pension age rises.

Why we should forget the pot-follows-member pension pipe dream

The issue is not whether but how a pot should follow a member when they change employer and this necessarily requires us to know where the member is going.

Contracting out crisis: will private pots balance state pension deductions?

Advisers must be ready for a tough time next April explaining the mysterious contracted-out deductions from the single state pension to many of their clients, writes Henry Tapper of First Actuarial.

Pension v payroll: push employers to see retirement reality

Help employers to see beyond the auto-enrolment payroll hurdle.

Pick the perfect pension to avoid auto-enrolment anguish

The message needs to get through to accountants, employers and advisers: pay up for pensions, not just payroll, to avoid a future fiasco.

IFAs must play investment card to win auto-enrolment work

IFAs have fallen between two stools in the auto-enrolment market.

Blog: Collective pensions will deliver retirement freedom agenda

Collective defined contribution schemes should be viewed as one more weapon in the pension saver’s arsenal, says Henry Tapper of First Actuarial.

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23 Comments Play Webb: I was not reassured after 1825 bought my IFA

Webb: I was not reassured after 1825 bought my IFA

After Standard Life's consolidator arm 1825 bought out his financial adviser, Steve Webb reveals his concerns about restricted advice and product recommendations.

Play Three years of freedoms: 'we had 150 days to reinvent pensions'

Three years of freedoms: 'we had 150 days to reinvent pensions'

In this exclusive video, we take a look at how the retirement industry prepared for the start of the pension freedoms on the 6 April 2015.

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Adviser profile: Stuart Cardozo and Shane Gorman of SWC Independent

Adviser profile: Stuart Cardozo and Shane Gorman of SWC Independent

Stuart Cardozo has tackled recent regulatory changes at SWC Independent by hiring energy sector specialist Shane Gorman and shifting the firm’s focus to advising offshore oil workers