01 April 2015
Standard Life Strategic Pre Retirement (B), fund name and description changes
We are making some important changes to our Standard Life Strategic Pre Retirement (B) Pension Fund (code – KKFF).
31 March 2015
Safeguarding your clients’ money
Last year, Standard Life highlighted details of an issue where clients’ email accounts were being hacked resulting in fraudulent attempts to withdraw the client’s investments. We have been advised that there have been ongoing attempts to target clients and their advisers following the same approach, however, the language, grammar and techniques being used have become more sophisticated.
31 March 2015
Lasting legacy - what the new pension death options mean for advice
Less tax and more choice! The new pension death benefit rules will have clients giving more thought on how they can provide a legacy from their remaining pension pot. The changes from 6 April will see pension pots become far more inheritable than ever before.
18 March 2015
Budget 2015 - what it means for you and your clients
The Chancellor's final Budget before the election didn't contain anything which will have an immediate impact for advisers or their clients. Pension freedom and choice will go ahead as expected, turning conventional wisdom on how to take retirement income on its head and placing advice firmly at the heart of successful use of the new flexibility.
17 March 2015
Child's play - retain child benefit by making a pension contribution
Child benefit can be taken for granted. But it can also be taken away. Where someone in the household earns more than £50,000, the benefit begins to be withdrawn by way of a tax charge. This could mean losing out on £2,475 for a family with three children.
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