New rules to allow more fundraising by mutuals were yesterday made into law.
Networks and compliance experts are warning advisers against using ‘insistent’ customer processes to appease clients trying to transfer out of defined benefit schemes.
TSC hits out at regulator for creating ”false market” in insurers’ shares and says FCA board should review its effectiveness.
The Government must accelerate reforms of the Money Advice Service or risk wasting huge sums of advisers’ money, MPs warn.
Advisers should be planning now for the possibility of a change of government.
Pension flexibility is almost upon us and many IFAs are rubbing their hands with glee about the opportunities for the advice sector.
Another Budget day, another shake-up to the annuities market, although this was one was minus the shock factor of last year.
I recommend a change to pensions’ legislation: fiddling should be banned.
Attacking pensions tax relief months before a general election could be political suicide.
Where does the generous proposition fit into financial planning?
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Brokers have slammed the Labour Party after it revealed its proposed mansion tax last week.
Political parties are considering big reforms of stamp duty and wealth taxes.
Brokers argue that the uncertainty around a currency split and mortgage lending should have been a main feature of the No campaign
Advisers and providers believe the Government’s long-term care guidelines are too broad and don’t do enough to aid self-funders.