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Uncertainty and frustration herald pension freedoms
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Uncertainty and frustration herald pension freedoms

The results from the research carried out by The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) – four months after the government brought in the pension freedoms and choice – provided no surprise. The industry always knew it would face an uphill task and the new [..]


Pension freedom – Financial education could help to prevent scammers
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Pension freedom – Financial education could help to prevent scammers

It’s sad to read news articles like the recent one with reports from The City of London Police, stating that the amount of money being scammed from retirees trebled in May. Following on from the pension freedom, I am not surprised to read this – it presented [..]


Workplace Financial Education will be key over the next few years
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Workplace Financial Education will be key over the next few years

By Darren Laverty, Sales and Marketing Director at Foster Denovo. The pension freedom rules have been designed to give people more freedom. But by having more choice and freedom, decision making can be made more complex. People need to understand the products [..]


Pensions – Savers are in favour of income drawdown
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Pensions – Savers are in favour of income drawdown

By Darren Laverty, Sales and Marketing Director at Foster Denovo It seems that the trend for opting for income drawdown policies for those aged over 55 has increased since the onset of the pensions freedom in April of this year – according to the Association of [..]


Summer Budget 2015
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Summer Budget 2015

By Darren Laverty, Sales and Marketing Director at Foster Denovo The Budget almost feels like a small ‘thank you’ to those who voted for the Conservatives in the General Election. A not insignificant pay rise for lower paid workers who could be £89 per [..]


Pension reforms and the potential increase in demand for workplace financial education
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Pension reforms and the potential increase in demand for workplace financial education

By Darren Laverty, Sales and Marketing Director at Foster Denovo Since the pension changes came in to effect on the 6th April 2015, there has been much speculation of how much money consumers will be taking from their pension pots. Whilst many will see access [..]


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