The challenges of pension transfers for clients in poor health
Financial advisers are often called upon to impart recommendations on a variety of pension transfers when clients are in poor health. This could be in the form of defined benefit (DB) pension transfers or transfers where safeguarded benefits are involved, such as guaranteed annuity rates. Even pension switches with a view to access flexible benefits […]
How was the British Steel pension scandal allowed to happen?
A damning report from the UK’s Work and Pensions Committee has blasted the actions of some financial advisers who acted like “vultures”, and who “bamboozled” British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) members, raising questions about how this could happen in a post-RDR world?
Qrops transfer rights secured but specialist advice essential
The UK government’s decision to make pension transfers into recognised overseas schemes a statutory right has been welcomed by the industry, but experts caution that advisers will need real expertise to ensure clients don’t fall victim to scams.
Montfort told to pay back client for unsuitable Qrops advice
A UK IFA firm which specialises in advising Britons moving overseas has been ordered to compensate a client over “unsuitable” pension transfer advice.