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The FCA has responded to concerns expressed by members of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) about some of the financial advice they have received.
I can’t help but feel a bit cheated when I am sat in the office on Budget day waiting for some surprise pensions announcement by the Chancellor and there is not only no surprise, but the word pension is only mentioned twice in the whole speech.

Financial Planners have reacted with relief that pensions were largely left untouched by the Chancellor in today’s Budget and were broadly positive on some of the moves to help first time buyers.
One thing that makes my blood boil is the blame SIPPs get every time there is a release of information on complaints.
It’s that time of year again when pension savings statements are being issued. They should have been issued by 6 October following the end of the relevant tax year, so will be sent out about now for the 2016/17 tax year.

In the run-up to pension freedoms people seemed to be speaking about pensions in a different way. There was new excitement over the removal of the need to buy an annuity (even though this had been the case for some time already).
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.
Pension scams come in many guises and cold calling is just one unwelcome activity that can easily target the vulnerable and lonely. 

People retiring today are having to cope with a 46% drop in their pension income compared to the money they could have expected before the credit crunch.
Standard Life has called for the partial transfer option to be a mandatory part of DB transfer advice.
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