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Blog: January 2018 Archive

Reforms to the FSCS are set to cost you

For years, the FSCS has been making hefty levies on financial advisers to compensate people after the fallout of what are essentially investment scams. The levies fall on those remaining in the industry.

Supporting retirement choices – the risks and solutions

With conversation particularly around retirement, we explore the FCA’s retirement outcomes review and the possible risks and solutions.

Take control of your DB transfer strategy

Did you know that one of the most significant trends emerging for employers who sponsor a DB pension scheme, was the rise in transfer values paid out to scheme members who have yet to draw their pension?

Think now - reducing the risk in your pension scheme

Now is a good time for companies with end of March or early April year-ends to consider how their pension scheme liabilities will impact their balance sheet – and it may not all be bad news.

First impressions of KIDS – a very mixed bag

The Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products (PRIIPs) regulations came into force on 1 January 2018, requiring all providers of PRIIP providers to have a Key Information Document (KID) available online from 3 January 2018.

Will the Treasury ever be persuaded to scrap the Lifetime Allowance?

In a Budget remarkable for its lack of attention to pensions, Malcolm McLean explores the government's promise to implement an inflation-linked increase to the LTA.

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