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  • One in five think they will miss out on state pension, poll findsNearly a fifth (18%) of UK adults believe they will not qualify for the full flat rate state pension of £155 a week, which is due to come in into effect in 2016, life insurer Prudential revealed. 06 November 2014
  • Insurance Europe calls for retention of IBERThe European Union's Insurance Block Exemption Regulation (IBER) has the potential to boost competition and must be 'fully renewed' after expiry in 2017, Insurance Europe has said. 05 November 2014
  • Flooding SHUTTERSTOCK Government auditors warn on future flood riskGovernment spending on maintenance flood defences has fallen by 6% over the last five year, ramping up the risk of future flooding, the National Audit Office said today. 05 November 2014
  • Annuity demand shows slight recoveryAnnuity demand is showing signs of stabilising with uptake growing by 14% in September, compared to June, according to a new report from financial services software supplier Iress. 04 November 2014
  • Auto-enrolment offset workplace pension decline, says DWPThe number of UK eligible employees joining a workplace pension fell by some 600,000 between 2003 and 2013, but numbers have since grown by almost 1 million because of the impact of auto-enrolment, a government analysis has stated. 03 November 2014
  • Piggy bank_shutterstock Aon Hewitt discusses benefit of escrow accountsRetirement consultant Aon Hewitt is encouraging defined benefit pension schemes to consider the advantages of using escrow accounts where funds can be held by a third party to improve benefit security. 03 November 2014
  • ABI: motor insurance costs continue to fallThe cost of comprehensive motor insurance fell to £356 in the third quarter of this year, down £2 on the second quarter, according to the Association of British Insurers. 31 October 2014
  • 'Marked improvement' in PPF scheme deficitsPension schemes that are members of the Pension Protection Fund saw a 'marked improvement' in their deficit over the last year, according to an analysis published today. 30 October 2014
  • Flooding ISTOCK Climate change experts urge flood-risk reduction planThe government and insurers should collaborate on a plan to reduce flood risk, the official advisory committee on climate change has said after finding that the uptake of sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) in new development was low. 29 October 2014
  • Up to 200,000 people could cash in pensions, poll findsUp to 200,000 pension savers could cash in their retirement fund next year, according to new research. 29 October 2014
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