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Retirement

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Pension death benefits: full flexibility is being squandered

Increasing numbers of pension customers are missing out on the ability to cascade pension wealth efficiently when they die. Find out how you can help ensure your clients can make the most of their pension.
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How to overcome the problem with DB transfers

Ian Browne, retirement expert, gives his top tips to help you navigate your way through the data problems and tight timelines you face with DB transfers.
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Eroding social contract at stake

The upcoming general election has created a flash point around the state pension and its role in intergenerational (in)equality.
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Avoiding the Money Purchase Annual Allowance Trap

This article looks at the options for delivering income in retirement without triggering the MPAA.
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The Politics of (defined-benefit) Pensions, the Pension Protection Fund and scheme deficits

In the UK defined benefit scheme have long been part of retirement planning but over the years the costs have become in some cases prohibitive. Here we look at some of the issues these schemes currently face and why.
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Government must put policy over politics

Long-term savings policy is under serious threat from short-term political engineering.
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Future of QROPS following EU referendum

What impact could the EU referendum result have on pensions and on tax relief, and more specifically the future of QROPS?
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Talking Retirement: New advice opportunities

Part 6 of our thought provoking report 'Redefining Retirement: Pensions Freedoms. Pensions Future'.
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Talking Retirement: Final key question

Part 5 of our thought provoking report 'Redefining Retirement: Pensions Freedoms. Pensions Future'.
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US expats pension

How US non-residents can make the most of their retirement savings while working abroad.
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Talking Retirement: Third key question

Part 4 of our thought provoking report 'Redefining Retirement: Pensions Freedoms. Pensions Future'.
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Talking Retirement: Second key question

Part 3 of our thought provoking report 'Redefining Retirement: Pensions Freedoms. Pensions Future'.
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Talking Retirement: First Key Question

Part 2 of our thought provoking report 'Redefining Retirement: Pensions Freedoms. Pensions Future'.
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Talking Retirement: The Evolution

Understand how retirement conversations are evolving with the first in a series of extracts from our thought-provoking report 'Redefining Retirement: Pensions Freedoms. Pensions Future'
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Autumn Statement - signal to save now

Government’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement, due on Wednesday 25 November, is an opportunity for the Chancellor to set the scene on a few rolling items ahead of the budget in March 2016.
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International pensions puzzle

Advisers often find that pension transfers are like a complicated puzzle. They can involve bringing together various pieces of local and international legislation that have to be studied closely.
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Wealthiest plan to flee the UK in retirement

Over half of Britain’s wealthiest plan to spend the majority of their retirement overseas.
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Pensions Freedoms - Six months on

What has happened with pension freedoms, six months on? How have people responded, how have they accessed their pensions, and in what way have they sought advice?
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Funding long term care

Equity release is predicted to play a greater role in people’s retirement and long term care planning. Long term care is still one of the great unknowns - and taboos - of growing old.
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The £1bn question

Have pension freedoms been a success? Last week Chancellor George Osborne hailed the success of pension freedom reforms by informing Parliament that more than £1bn of pension investments have been withdrawn since April.

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