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On 1 November we will see the first big changes come into force as a direct result of the Retirement Outcomes Review (ROR) – the FCA’s big piece of work on the post-pension freedoms world. Although the ROR focuses primarily on non-advised clients there are knock-on effects that will be felt by all clients, and their advisers too.

The retirement outcomes review continues to cause fun and games in the world of pensions. Particularly for those with more complex pension products.

Transfer values rose during July 2019, while the number of DB transfers also increased, according to XPS Transfer Watch, which monitors how market developments have affected transfer values for an example member, as well as how many members are choosing to take a transfer value.
A pensioner aged 76 who thought he was not entitled to the state pension has received a backdated windfall of £132,800 after intervention from an equity release adviser.
Savers withdrew £2.75billion flexibly using the pension freedoms in Q2 2019, up 21% compared to a year earlier, new figures have revealed.
The Pension Scams Industry Group (PSIG), the voluntary body set up to support trustees, providers and administrators in combating pension scams, has appointed Tommy Burns as deputy chair.
National advisory group LEBC has seen the pension pots of clients buying an annuity grow for a sixth successive year.
An independent pension commission is something for which we at AJ Bell have long campaigned.
Transfer volumes through the Origo Transfer Service have increased by 20% year on year between 30 June 2018 and 30 June this year, to over 680k, it has been revealed.
Transfer values fell slightly during June 2019, as the number of DB transfers over the month also fell marginally.
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