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California warned on pension funding hole
The $144bn of assets managed by the California State Teachers' Retirement System covered only 69 per cent of future liabilities
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Pension levels edge up after gilts rise
Yields have started to rebound, and were just under 3 per cent in mid- March, reflecting growing economic optimism
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Complaints to financial groups up 21%
Barclays records 146,000 complaints in six months, as payment protection insurance complaints increase
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Equitable considers guarantee buyout
Policyholders are being asked whether they want to exchange guarantees for a cash lump sum of 12.5-25 per cent of their policy values
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'Pile into pensions before relief is cut'
Top-rate taxpayers have 12 months to bring forward pension contributions, so they pay in more while tax relief is at 50 per cent
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Q&A: What the Budget means for you
View questions and answers from our Budget Q&A
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FSA sets radar on drawdown market
Regulator will be paying closer attention to pensions offering 'income drawdown' facilities, after identifying them as a risk to consumers
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'Short changed' on pension lump sums
Cash commutation rates ? used by employers to determine how far income is reduced if a lump sum is taken out ? are 'half the level they should be'
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Call to lift limits on work-based pensions
Nest scheme should be allowed to accept transfers from other retirement savings plans, says the parliamentary committee on work and pensions
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Two ways high-earners can save tax
Investors can gain upfront tax relief in other ways, and take less risk, by exploiting two quirks of the pension rules
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From The Financial Times

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