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UK to its expats in EU: ‘we’ll up-rate state pensions in Europe and seek to keep recip healthcare deal’

By: Helen Burggraf | 26 Jun 2017

The UK Government today sought to reassure the estimated 1.2 million British expats currently living in Europe by stating that it plans to continue to ‘uprate’ their…

DB pensions outflows break £50bn barrier: Mercer

By: Gary Robinson | 23 Jun 2017

The full extent of the amount of money being withdrawn through transfers from defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the UK, since the pension freedoms came into force…

UK and int’l advisers must join together on transfer biz: Montfort Int’l

By: Gary Robinson | 22 Jun 2017

UK and international advisers must join forces to deal with the complexity of defined benefit pension transfers, according to Geraint Davies, managing director, of international advisory business Montfort International.…

AJ Bell research finds adviser dissatisfaction with Transfer Value Analysis assumptions

By: Helen Burggraf | 20 Jun 2017

As the UK regulator is continuing to examine the way the financial services industry is handling pension transfers – with a particular focus on defined benefit pensions…

Aberdeen board approves Standard Life merger amid Scottish Widows rumours

By: Gary Robinson | 20 Jun 2017

Aberdeen Asset Management’s shareholders have approved the proposed merger with Standard Life plc amid reports of a possible additional Scottish Widows deal. Announced via a London Stock Exchange statement, the…

Advisers say global demand for DB pension transfers is ‘fuelled by fear’

By: Gary Robinson | 15 Jun 2017

A survey of international financial advisers has highlighted that demand for defined benefit pension transfers is expected to increase by a third on average, due to fears…

PEOPLE MOVES: Overseas Trust & Pension, BNP Paribas Asset Management, BEAMA, Appleby Guernsey

By: International Investment Staff | 14 Jun 2017

Overseas Trust & Pension, the Guernsey-based provider of international pensions and corporate employee benefit products, has named a fiduciary and fund admin expert, Bob Banfield, to its board. Banfield, pictured…

Opinion: Don’t get caught in an unregulated ROPS/QNUPS debacle

By: Bethell Codrington, Global Head Of Pensions At TMF Group | 12 Jun 2017

Unfortunately, there is a huge misunderstanding as to what recognised overseas pension schemes (ROPS, formerly referred to as “QROPS”) and qualifying non-UK pension schemes (QNUPS) are.  For…

Fiduciary rule: from today, US retirement advice must be in client’s ‘best interest’

By: Helen Burggraf | 09 Jun 2017

Two months after it was originally due to take effect, the so-called fiduciary rule – which is designed to ensure US investors are only sold retirement products that…

Pensions advisers and clients ‘in limbo’ after shock UK election result: Nucleus

By: Gary Robinson | 09 Jun 2017

This morning’s shock UK general election result is likely to impact on both financial advisers and their clients as the general pensions landscape, that affects UK pension…

Guardian Wealth unveils ‘client journey re-brand’

By: Helen Burggraf | 07 Jun 2017

Guardian Wealth Management, the Dubai-based advisory group founded by David Howell and John Hasberry more than 20 years ago in the UK,  said today that it is…

HMRC ROPS list reappears: some well-known names vanish

By: Helen Burggraf | 07 Jun 2017

HM Revenue & Customs’ online list of ROP schemes reappeared sometime after noon today, minus a few well-known names but in terms of numbers of schemes, actually…

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