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Consumers face rip-off scams after pension reforms, MPs warn

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There are 'dark corners' of the investment and pensions industry, says Pensions Minister

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Cold callers and your pension: watch out for dangerous boiler room scams

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Simon Read: Our pension freedom is too important to rush a decision

Your questions are still coming in for the pensions minister Steve Webb, for which I thank you. What's clear from most of them is that there are a lot of confused and concerned people out there.

Steve Webb, Minister of State for Pensions

Confusion reigns over pension plans

Your questions are coming in for Pensions minister Steve Webb. What’s clear from most of them is that there are a lot of confused and concerned people out there.

New rules mean retirees will have more choice about how they use their pension funds in future (AFP)

Government to increase investment in project for tracing lost pension funds after surge in demand

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Thorn in our side? Some in the pension industry are warning of chaos in the run-up to 6 April

Simon Read: "Pension freedom is months away but if we don't act soon, the freedom may be to make an expensive mistake with our future"

The introduction of the new pension freedoms has been "alarmingly chaotic", reckons Nigel Green, chief executive of the financial consultancy deVere Group, He said this week: "The implementation of changes appears to be being rushed in a cynical attempt to woo older voters ahead of May's election."

Money Insider: Smart alternatives to the pensioner bond

It was no surprise to see the huge demand for the National Savings & Investments (NS&I) 65-plus bonds when they were launched last week; savers have had a tough time during the past few years.

Five Questions On: Pensioner bonds

These are the high-interest government-backed bonds?

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