Lender to launch with two pension firms in time for reforms

Ironing out issues to prevent lending to ‘connected parties’ such as family members and segregating bank accounts has meant all four deals will not now be done by the end of March, but Ratesetter said at least two will be in place before 6 Apr


German pension fund association vows to keep fighting HBS

At this week’s Handelsblatt occupational pensions conference in Berlin, he pointed out that the holistic balance sheet approach was “really a Solvency II concept with additional regulation for occupational pensions”.


DC schemes lag behind DB in trustee headcount

Only one in 10 defined contribution schemes have appointed professional trustees, as opposed to a quarter of defined benefit schemes, according to research from Premier


QROPS Solve Expat Pension Banking Problems

Expat pensioners are suffering from the knock-on effects of tighter financial regulation following the credit crunch as British banks close overseas accounts


How to retire like a millionaire

Buying a decent annuity for your retirement usually means having a very hefty pension pot to draw upon. Another, often cheaper, solution is to remain invested