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TSC chair Andrew Tyrie demands answers over BoE technical glitch

20 October 2014 5:19 pm | By Samuel Dale

The Bank of England shut down its system to transfer funds between banks in real time earlier today.


MP George Mudie to quit TSC after 13 years

20 October 2014 4:00 pm | By Samuel Dale

MP George Mudie has sat on the committee for more than a decade.


Pensions Ombudsman steps down two years early

20 October 2014 3:50 pm

DWP also seeking new deputy Pensions Ombudsman.


FTSE 250 dividend growth outpaces FTSE 100 in 'stagnant' Q3

20 October 2014 3:48 pm | By Sam Macdonald

Payouts were up just 0.2 per cent year on year whilst underlying dividends declined by 2.9 per cent.


All mortgage transactions on hold as BoE hit by technical problems

20 October 2014 2:22 pm | By Samuel Dale

Technical problems have seen the Bank shut down a key system affecting mortgage transactions.


Montreux healthcare fund buys £124m care home business

20 October 2014 2:01 pm | By Beth Brearley

The Montreux healthcare fund, which launched last month, has purchased learning disability care homes business The Regard Partnership for £124m with backing from Macquarie Lending.


West Brom borrowers set for court in fight over buy-to-let rate hike

20 October 2014 1:35 pm | By Samuel Dale

Landlords suing the West Brom Building Society over a tracker rate hike have been given the go-ahead to take the case to trial.


Ben Thompson to leave Legal & General

20 October 2014 11:59 am | By Devraj Ray

Thompson to join ULS Technology, the parent company of eConveyancer, as its new managing director.


Advisers call for MAS to be scrapped after pensions guidance snub

20 October 2014 11:40 am | By Samuel Dale

The Treasury has axed the Money Advice Service from delivering pensions guidance next year.

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A third of DB members to exit post-Budget

20 October 2014 11:01 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Actuaries predict one in three members will leave DB schemes in search of new flexibilities.


CML: Mortgage lending has hit a 'plateau'

20 October 2014 9:56 am | By Paul Thomas

Figures show lending is up 10 per cent year-on-year in September but trade body says growth may have stalled.


Aegon launches IHT-targeted whole of life policy

20 October 2014 9:34 am | By Devraj Ray

Policy is placed in trust at application, exempting any payout from IHT liability.


Life expectancy 'useless' for financial planning, advisers warned

20 October 2014 9:30 am | By Tessa Norman

Advisers must effectively manage risk of clients outliving average life expectancy. 


EY Item Club predicts growth to slow next year

20 October 2014 8:50 am | By Sam Brodbeck

UK economy is predicted to grow by 2.4 per cent in 2015.


EU threatens Bank of England with legal action over bankers’ bonuses

20 October 2014 8:46 am | By Devraj Ray

UK banks are continuing to pay “allowances” to bankers, despite calls from the EU to include such payments in the bonus cap.

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Does your firm need a business makeover?

20 October 2014 | By Amanda Newman Smith

Makeover consultancy Jigsaw Tree aims to get jaded advice firms running at optimum performance


Tony Wickenden: Is US tax victory all it seems?

19 October 2014

There has been a strong trend in US firms making foreign acquisitions in order to relocate their tax domicile to a friendlier lower-tax jurisdiction


Older mortgage borrowers face more hurdles after pensions overhaul

17 October 2014 | By Samuel Dale

The changes in the Budget to pension freedoms could make life even harder for older borrowers


FCA: What we are doing to prevent future fund collapses

16 October 2014

Our new cradle-to-grave fund supervision team will help us spot risks earlier


Do shifts in retail herald the end for supermarket stocks?

16 October 2014 | By Pamela Morris

As markets grow cold on the big three supermarkets, some investors are turning to discount names as an attractive alternative

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Danby Bloch: Advisers must save clients from themselves

15 October 2014

Most objections to investing in registered pensions have revolved around their inflexibility and the position on death. This has all changed


Adam Samuel: Don't fall into the products trap

14 October 2014

FSCS levy payers have an interest in ensuring new products come under scrutiny.


Asset allocation: Equilibrium proves smaller is better for property

13 October 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Partner and investment manager Mike Deverell says smaller-scale wealth managers can gain property exposure without taking too much liquidity risk along the way.


Billy Burrows: Axing 'death tax' a real boon for advisers

13 October 2014

When the Chancellor announced the end of the “death tax”, he probably did not realise what a boost he was giving to advisers.


Mark Barnett: Can the UK sustain its recovery?

9 October 2014

Economic growth has recovered and is now expected to grow by around 3 per cent in the current year. But is this type of economic growth robust?


Machines set to 'outsell advisers within five years'

6 October 2014 | By Amanda Newman Smith

A survey from reinsurer RGA has found the protection industry is predicting automated advice within five years.

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Video from Standard Life: The risks of ignoring auto-enrolment video

20 October 2014

Head of pensions strategy Jamie Jenkins talks capacity crunch and the role of advisers in auto-enrolment.


MMTV: Pensions minister Steve Webb discusses the future of auto-enrolment video

6 October 2014

Pensions minister Steve Webb tells Sam Brodbeck about the future challenges facing auto-enrolment and new pensions freedoms.

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FCA to issue record number of private warnings

20 October 2014 | By Tessa Norman

Lawyers say warnings could amount to “enforcement by the back door”. 


Treasury axes MAS from delivering pensions guidance

18 October 2014 | By Samuel Dale

The Pensions Advisory Service and Citizens Advice will deliver the guaranteed guidance sessions.

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Experts slam 'crazy' Steve Webb plan to unwind annuities

17 October 2014 | By Samuel Dale

Pensions minister Steve Webb wants to unwind annuity deals agreed before the Budget.

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Experts pour cold water on proposal to scrap NICs

17 October 2014 | By Sam Brodbeck

A think-tank’s proposal to combine National Insurance and income tax is laudable but likely to be thwarted by lack of political will.

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