FCA consults trade as Pension Dashboards edge ahead

The FCA has opened a session into new steering to be added to its Perimeter Steerage Guide (PERG) because the much-delayed Pension Dashboards Programme continues to inch forwards.

The brand new steering has been designed by the regulator to assist corporations perceive the scope of Pension Dashboards and when they are going to require permission to function one.

The FCA plans to make the Pensions Dashboards a regulated exercise. To pave the best way for this the Authorities just lately amended the Regulated Actions Order to convey the operation of a Pensions Dashboard service inside the scope of FCA regulation.

By bringing Dashboards into the scope of the FCA, working one is now a brand new regulated exercise.

The FCA advisable that every one corporations who present pensions and retirement planning companies learn the prompt adjustments to the PERG.

The FCA has referred to as for suggestions to its new session by 8 Could, with the brand new up to date Guide anticipated to be revealed in the direction of the tip of this 12 months.

The session might be discovered on the FCA web site

Earlier this week the Division for Work and Pensions revealed an up to date timetable for occupational pension schemes and private and stakeholder suppliers to be linked to the Pensions Dashboard.

Connections are as a result of begin in April 2025, giving the primary schemes to attach greater than a 12 months to make sure they’re prepared forward of the October 2026 launch deadline.

All 3,000 schemes coated within the first wave will likely be legally required to be linked to the dashboard system by 31 October 2026 on the newest.

The Pensions Dashboard Programme has confronted extreme delays.

Dashboards had been initially as a result of start in a check type in 2023 however have confirmed to be rather more technically complicated than initially thought.

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