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Aviva in talks to buy £5bn Friends Life

21 November 2014 5:24 pm

The deal would create the largest insurance and savings business in the UK.


Why have internal annuity sales not fallen since the Budget?

21 November 2014 4:50 pm

The ABI says while external annuity sales have fallen as a result of the Budget, internal annuity sales remain at similar levels.


Treasury offers face-to-face HMRC meeting before bank account tax raids

21 November 2014 3:04 pm

Treasury conceds ground after criticism from MPs over scope of powers.


Pensions regulator shuts down £134m liberation schemes

21 November 2014 2:29 pm

Five pension schemes have been stopped receiving transfers after a High Court battle.


Spending watchdog hammers Treasury for losing track of tax relief

21 November 2014 2:07 pm

National Audit Office says the Treasury and HMRC are not monitoring the effectiveness of tax reliefs.


Advisers concerned over profits and rising S166 costs

21 November 2014 1:00 pm

Regulation and PI insurance top worries for advisers, research shows. 


Sarasin teams with Indexx Markets to create 'more efficient' S&P 500 index

21 November 2014 11:30 am

Bespoke indices give asset managers the ability to separate and sell their investment process, Indexx Markets co-founder James d’Ath says.


IMA: Consumers don't want to look under the bonnet of investments

21 November 2014 11:30 am

There is a limit to the disclosure fund managers should provide, IMA suggests. 

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Dunstan Thomas to offer new pension withdrawal option from January

21 November 2014 11:27 am

Retirement software firm Dunstan Thomas has created a new system that allows pension providers to offer savers uncrystallised funds pension lump sum withdrawals.

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TPR: Scheme choice key to cutting auto-enrol compliance risk

21 November 2014 3:15 pm

A significant proportion of small and micro employers preparing for automatic enrolment will choose their own pension scheme without the assistance of advisers.


Tom Baigrie: Could this be Hector Sants’ redemption?

21 November 2014 8:00 am

The ex-FSA chief is poised to lead the Church of England’s proposed financial education initiative.


Chris Gilchrist: Act two of the life office tragedy

21 November 2014 8:00 am

Can life companies survive the next existential threat?

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