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Peers told EU-wide misselling redress mechanism needed

29 July 2014 1:31 pm | By Steve Tolley

Parliamentary inquiry into EU regulation told mechanism needed to help deal with “massive” misselling problem.

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Lloyds suspends 7 employees in wake of Libor rigging scandal

29 July 2014 9:01 am | By Devraj Ray

Blackwell has condemned the “truly shocking conduct” displayed by Lloyds employees who rigged key benchmark rates.

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RBS to pay £17m bonus to controversial GRG unit

28 July 2014 8:47 am | By Devraj Ray

Bonuses are being awarded despite the FCA still investigating claims that GRG forced small businesses into default in order to boost profits.

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Virgin Money completes payment for Northern Rock

25 July 2014 12:11 pm | By Devraj Ray

Lender announces it is creating 200 new jobs as it completes purchase of Northern Rock.

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Opinion

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MM leader: Will advisers pay the high price of guidance?

24 July 2014

The literature from the Treasury and the FCA this week did its best to reassure the financial services industry that guidance can be delivered successfully.

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Osborne must be bold on pensions guidance

18 July 2014 | By Steve Tolley

If the Chancellor wants the political cover guidance could bring it will have to be as bold as the pension freedom agenda.

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MM leader: Tackling the tough questions on Scottish independence

17 July 2014

In just two months’ time, the future of Scotland and the UK could be irrevocably changed.

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MM leader: The tax avoidance powers going under the radar

3 July 2014

Demands for upfront payment of tax owed could trigger a wave of complaints against advisers.

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If Labour wants to be trusted on the economy it has to earn it

2 July 2014

A long series of economic gaffes must be halted if Labour wants to rescue its reputation over the economy.

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John Greenwood: How can the Treasury stop Budget pension tax leakage?

2 June 2014

If a 55-year-old treats their pension pot like a current account, why should they get any tax relief at all?

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Budget 2014

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Providers face huge financial hit from pensions guidance

31 March 2014 10:40 am | By Tessa Norman

Providers may be forced to run group sessions to keep costs down, say experts. 

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Lib Dem Conference 2013

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Lib Dem conference: What did it all mean for advisers?

18 September 2013 2:51 pm | By Samuel Dale

The party met in Glasgow for their annual conference to flesh out manifesto ideas.

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Labour Conference 2013

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IFS: Millions more to drift into 40p income tax band by 2030

25 September 2013 10:19 am | By Samuel Dale

The Institute of Fiscal Studies predicts changes to pensioner taxation in the next 15 years.

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Conservative Party Conference 2013

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Senior Tories ask which Euro powers should return to UK

2 October 2013 12:01 pm | By Samuel Dale

MPs want firms to argue the case about which decisions governing financial services should be made in the UK.

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Analysis

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Lack of direction: Govt's guidance on long-term care advice falls short

11 July 2014 | By Steve Tolley

Advisers and providers believe the Government’s long-term care guidelines are too broad and don’t do enough to aid self-funders.

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Do Budget pension reforms help or hinder older borrowers?

1 July 2014 | Updated: 4 July 2014 | By Devraj Ray

What options are there for older borrowers in light of the Budget changes?

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Brokers attack armed forces Help to Buy rules

26 June 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Armed forces personnel using the Forces Help to Buy scheme are prevented from taking up the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee as it violates EU regulations

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Which way out on Help to Buy 2?

17 April 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Treasury says it has “mechanisms” in place to smooth the ending of the mortgage guarantee scheme, but doesn’t know what these are

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