Gallery 22 Mar 18
Three insights into unsettling pension freedoms data
The Financial Conduct Authority has released figures on pension freedoms that product providers have described as “concerning” and “do not make for comfortable reading”. International Adviser spoke to industry experts to get their thoughts on the data.
DB pension reform plans will not stop next collapse
The UK government plan to give The Pensions Regulator teeth to fine and imprison individuals who endanger defined benefit schemes, has been branded slow and impractical.
DB transfers will ‘come to a head’ when stock market falls
When markets fall, consumers who have transferred out of a defined benefit (DB) scheme and started accessing their pots could potentially face a crisis in their retirement, a director from advice firm Tuto Associates has argued.
News 15 Mar 18
Old Mutual Wealth ready to list as profit soars 40%
Old Mutual Wealth is now ready to list as Quilter, with its annual results showing the company’s pre-tax profits rose by 40% in 2017, driven by “unusually high” performance fees.
New Zealand considers wealth tax and foreign ownership limits
New Zealanders could face a wealth tax and a broader capital gains tax if plans being considered by a tax working group are pushed through.
Sipp provider hit with £3m in compensation claims
Carey Pensions, a self-invested personal pension (Sipp) provider, is being taken to the UK High Court on claims potentially worth up to £3m (€3.39m, $4.15m) for working with unregulated introducers who sold “unusual investments”.
Analysis 28 Feb 18
Two retirement scenarios where a Qnups comes into play
Despite a fanfare at launch, seven years on the Qualifying Non-UK Pension Scheme has not proved hugely popular even though it can offer useful advantages.
News 26 Feb 18
Pension freedoms ‘concern’ Isle of Man providers
There was a “critical lack of transparency” by the Isle of Man’s treasury minister in the lead up to introducing pension freedoms for the island, the chair of the jurisdiction’s association of pension scheme providers told International Adviser.
How new Isle of Man pension freedoms differ starkly from the UK
The Isle of Man budget on 20 February introduced the concept of pension freedoms to the island’s pensions legislation, setting out some stark differences to the already established UK rules.