Annuity sales practices failing pensioners, says FCA
Annuity providers aren't doing enough to encourage customers to check if they can get a better deal elsewhere
11 December 2014
Tax break for some annuity holders: Autumn Statement 2014
Under 75s who die having started to draw an income from some annuities from April will have cash passed on tax-free
3 December 2014
New standards for pension providers to be introduced
Pension providers will be required to check whether or not customers buying their products have already taken guidance
27 November 2014
Do you have a lost pension? Get hunting - one MoneySaver found £39,000
A slice of up to £3 billion worth of 'lost' pensions could be yours – and most are easy to trace and reclaim
6 May 2014
Budget 2014: Radical reforms to give greater access to pensions savings
Pension savers will have the option to gain immediate access to their pot at non-punitive rates from age 55
19 March 2014
Pensions firms face competition probe over annuities
The FCA is to investigate the annuities market amid concerns it's depriving many pensioners of a fair retirement
14 February 2014
'Murky' pension practices to be tackled
Retired workers will be able to 'shop around' for new annuity schemes, pensions minister Steve Webb has said
6 January 2014
Annuity rules need tightening to stop rip-offs, report warns
Pensioners face being ripped off when investing in annuities unless rules are tightened urgently, a report warns
9 December 2013
Equitable Life victims to get compensation early
Victims of the Equitable Life scandal will receive £5,000 in compensation a year early, the Government has announced
10 September 2013
Annuities code to protect retirees begins
A new code of conduct for annuity providers has been launched today
1 March 2013
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