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Aegon sells businesses in Czech Republic and Slovakia for €155m

By: Pedro Goncalves | 17 Aug 2018

Aegon has agreed to sell its businesses in Czech Republic and Slovakia for €155m to NN Group. The transaction is consistent with Aegon’s strategic objective to optimize…

Victims of pension scammers lost an average £91,000: UK regulators

By: Pedro Goncalves | 14 Aug 2018

Pension scam victims lost £91,000 each on average last year, according to new figures from the City watchdog and the pensions regulator. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)…

Sipps rise to top of platform wish list for advisers

By: Pedro Goncalves | 10 Aug 2018

Full self-invested personal pensions (Sipps) have risen to the top of financial advisers’ wish lists for the most desired products on investment platforms, as demand for annuities…

‘Wrong’ petition site means dashboard will not be debated in Parliament

By: Pedro Goncalves | 09 Aug 2018

The use of the wrong platform to launch a petition against scrapping the pensions dashboard mean that the issue will not be debated in Parliament, despite surpassing…

Pensions dashboard petition secures 125,000 signatures

By: Pedro Goncalves | 08 Aug 2018

A petition to save the Pensions Dashboard has has attracted more than 125,000 signatures, meaning that it must be considered for debate in parliament. The petition is…

No-deal Brexit could cut British expats’ pensions by 20%

By: Pedro Goncalves | 07 Aug 2018

British pensioners living abroad risk losing over 20% of their pension because of the fluctuations in the pound value as the no-deal Brexit scenario keeps pushing the…

New hope for pension scam victims after ombudsman ruling

By: Pedro Goncalves | 06 Aug 2018

A landmark ruling from The Pensions Ombudsman (TPO) that found not enough warnings and checks were made regarding a pension transfer could help past victims of pension…

Tribunal upholds Harlequin adviser ban but slashes fine

By: Pedro Goncalves | 02 Aug 2018

The UK’s financial watchdog’s decision to ban former Tailormade chief executive Alistair Burns for a “fundamental lack of competence” relating to overseas investment projects – including the doomed Harlequin…

Record £2.3bn taken from UK pensions between April and June

By: Pedro Goncalves | 31 Jul 2018

A record £2.3bn was withdrawn from pensions in the first quarter of the tax year, according to statistics from HMRC, the largest sum since pension freedoms was…

STM seeks growth through acquisitions

By: Pedro Goncalves | 25 Jul 2018

STM, the cross border financial services provider, is looking to increase earnings through an expansion plan that includes acquisitions of pension administration businesses in both the international…

Payments to expats’ pensions and life policies ‘illegal’ via a ‘no deal’ Brexit

By: Gary Robinson | 24 Jul 2018

Payments to pensions and life policies that could affect up to 38 million policyholders across the European Union have been deemed “illegal” in a post Brexit environment…

Advisers could earn £1,755 ‘introducer fees’ with Just Group service

By: Pedro Goncalves | 23 Jul 2018

Just Group has launched a referral service that allows advisers to earn up to £1,755 in ‘introducer fees’ for referring clients onto another adviser if they are…

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