The Pension Schemes Act 2015 introduced the concept of safeguarded benefits from 6 April 2015. It also placed a requirement on some individuals to take financial advice before they can give up safeguarded benefits. We take a look at what safeguarded benefits are and when an individual needs to take advice to give them up.
What are the rules regarding transfers to overseas pension schemes?
Advisers are receiving an increasing number of requests from clients looking to transfer their pension from defined benefit schemes to personal pensions. In this article we look at the 3 main topics we get questions on.
A joint research paper by Royal London and consultants LCP has identified major problems in the supply of advice for members of defined benefit pension schemes who are considering transferring out.
CPD | Policy statement PS20/6 - pension transfer advice: feedback on CP19/25 and our final rules and guidance podcast – Here we discuss policy statement PS20/6 and guidance consultation GC20/1 in more detail, including the ban on contingent charging that will take effect from 1 October 2020, and other significant changes, and what this means for advisers.
Protecting tax-free cash on transfer is, and always has been, one of the most popular queries we receive. More specifically, what happens if an individual who is entitled to tax-free cash of more than 25% is transferring to another plan?
In specie transfers involve a transfer of assets between two pension schemes, and usually involve shares, property and/or funds.