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Xafinity says it supports the announcement from the FCA this week that investment consultants - particularly those who advise pension trustees - are to be referred to the Competition and Markets Authority.
Many years ago (as some of the best stories begin) when I was working for Winterthur Life, I undertook a series of talks around the UK.
The Financial Conduct Authority last month identified a number of pension areas where ‘intervention’ may be necessary following the introduction of the pension freedoms in April 2015.
I have just finished AJ Bell’s annual tour of the UK where a host of lucky advisers got to hear me talk about the current key pension issues.
The FCA has fined a compliance oversight officer for pension transfer failings after about 500 customers with pensions worth £12.7million were advised to move from a DB to DC scheme.
The Chartered Insurance Institute is preparing the launch of a new pension transfers qualification following FCA plans to tighten the advice requirements for the transfer of safeguarded benefits.
AJ Bell, the Sipp and investment provider, has urged the Financial Conduct Authority to make the disclosure regime for pension and investment products clearer.
The Financial Conduct Authority has identified a number of pension areas where ‘intervention’ may be necessary following the introduction of the pension freedoms in April 2015.
A proposed shakeup of FCA guidance on DB pensions advice will make transfers ‘harder to justify’ and ‘more demanding’, an adviser firm claims.
A pensions business is immediately halting advice on DB pensions transfers, following discussions with the regulator.
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