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DeVere to open ‘first-ever’ Austrian outpost

By: Helen Burggraf | 16 Aug 2017

The deVere Group next month is to open its first-ever office in Vienna, the capital city of Austria, in what the company said represents the latest step…

The UK pensions industry accused of ‘destroying trust’ in pensions

By: Gary Robinson | 08 Aug 2017

UK pension commentators and the pensions industry in general are helping to ‘destroy trust’ in pensions, according to a scathing response by the chief executive of UK-based retirement advice company Workplace…

VIDEO: Int’l pension scams will always find a way under current rules: Pension Life

By: Gary Robinson | 07 Aug 2017

International pension scammers will always find a way to discover loopholes to continue ‘dodgy dealings’ unless serious change is undertaken by regulators, according to pensions campaigner and…

FECIF on the Pan-European Personal Pension: ‘On track at last…?’

By: Helen Burggraf | 29 Jul 2017

Almost a month after the European Commission unveiled details of its plans for a new “pan-European Personal Pension” (PEPP) product, FECIF, the European Federation of Financial Advisers…

QROPS transfers fall 29% in year to April, ahead of changes

By: Helen Burggraf | 26 Jul 2017

The number of UK pensions that were transferred overseas through qualifying recognised overseas pension schemes in the year to 5 April fell by 29%, and the total…

Frozen expat pension issue raised in Isle of Man

By: Helen Burggraf | 25 Jul 2017

The decades-old problem faced by British expatriates in certain countries whose State Pensions are not “up-rated” in order to keep up with inflation has unexpectedly surfaced in…

CII to launch new pension transfers exam to reflect rule changes

By: Gary Robinson | 14 Jul 2017

The Chartered Insurance Institute is updating its pension transfers qualification following the UK financial regulator’s proposals to tighten the rules in this area. Following on from the…

FCA interim review findings: Need to study whether ‘additional protections’ needed for pension drawdown consumers

By: Helen Burggraf | 12 Jul 2017

The UK’s Financial Services Authority said today that it has identified a number of measures that may need to be taken to address “some of the emerging…

DeVere chief Green sells remaining STM stake to bolster fintech focus

By: Gary Robinson | 10 Jul 2017

Nigel Green, founder and chief of deVere Group, has sold his last remaining 2% stake shares in STM, the London-listed cross-border product specialist and QROPS provider. Green,…

Selectapension latest to stop DB transfer advice service for IFAs

By: Gary Robinson | 06 Jul 2017

Selectapension is the latest advisory firm to announced a suspension to its defined benefit (DB) transfer advice service for IFAs. The UK-based firm is one of the…

Montfort Int’l to fight FOS advice ‘suitability’ decision

By: Gary Robinson | 30 Jun 2017

International advisory firm Montfort International is to contest a ruling by the Financial Ombudsman Service that that it gave “unsuitable” advice to a client in 2010. Geraint Davies,…

EU Commission unveils ‘new pan-European personal pensions label’

By: International Investment Staff | 29 Jun 2017

The European Commission today announced the launch of a new class of pan-European personal pension products designed to help consumers across the EU save for retirement. This new…

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