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Pension scams are not new but are growing in number and constantly evolving. Thankfully, after a slow start the wheels in motion to combat the scammers are starting to pick up speed.

The Retirement Cafe has marked its 100th episode, with founder Justin King of MFP Wealth Management helping more people plan for retirement via the medium of podcast.

I last wrote about Mrs Staveley in my blog of June 2019, and the name will be familiar to many. Mrs Staveley passed away back in December 2006 having transferred her pension just a few weeks earlier while in full knowledge of her terminal illness.

Investment platform AJ Bell said the Government must ensure state pension data is available on the first version of pensions dashboards when they are launched in the UK.

July felt like an incredibly busy month. Aside from the continued juggle of home schooling alongside the day job, consultations have been coming at us thick and fast.

Adviser platform AJ Bell Investcentre is to give financial advisers access to third party Managed Portfolio Services (MPS) from external Discretionary Fund Managers via its platform for the first time.

The Work and Pensions Select Committee has launched an investigation into pension scams as part of its inquiry into pension freedoms.

It’s been a few years now since the words “holiday”, “property” and “SIPPs” were commonly found together.

Almost £10bn was transferred out of defined benefit pensions in the final quarter of 2019, according to official data.

When SIPPs were in their infancy they were largely a niche product reserved for the most affluent, small business owners and entrepreneurs.

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