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COBS 19.7.4GRP
(1) The purpose of this section is to ensure that a firm, which is communicating with a retail client about a pension decumulation product:3(a) explains the nature and purpose of pensions guidance to the retail client;3(b) encourages the retail client to receive pensions guidance; and3(c) gives appropriate retirement risk warnings,3at the point when the retail client has decided how to access their pension savings.(2) If the retail client has not yet decided what to do,2 the firm
COBS 19.7.8RRP
2If the value of the retail client’s pension savings is £10,000 or less and there are no safeguarded benefits, the firm:(1) is not required to ask questions to identify whether any risk factors are present; and(2) must prepare appropriate retirement risk warnings based on the risk factors relevant to each pension decumulation product it offers to enable retail clients to access their pension savings.
COBS 19.4.9RRP
4At least six weeks before the retail client’s intended retirement date the firm must:(1) remind the client about the open market options statement;(2) tell the client what sum of money will be available to exercise open market options;(3) provide the client with a clear and prominent statement recommending that the client uses the pensions guidance and that appointments are available;5 and(4) recommend that the client seeks appropriate guidance or advice to understand their options