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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 19.7.9RRP
Based on how the retail client wants to access their pension savings, at step 2 the firm must ask the client questions to identify whether any risk factors are present, except where COBS 19.7.9AR applies2.
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.
2A firm may ask the client the questions required by COBS 19.7.9R before the client has decided (in principle) to take one of the actions specified in COBS 19.7.7R to access their pension savings.
2If, to complete step 2, a firm relies on information gathered prior to the client’s decision to access their pension savings, the firm must be satisfied that this information is relevant, accurate and up-to-date before giving the risk warnings at step 3.
COBS 19.7.15GRP
If after considering the retail client's answers it is unclear whether a risk factor is present, a firm should give the client the appropriate retirement risk warning.