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Treasury recoups £1.36bn from failed Icelandic bank

19 December 2014 10:21 am | By Tom Selby

The Treasury has recovered a further £1.36bn from the estate of Lansdbanki, the Iceland-based bank that collapsed during the financial crisis.


Steve Webb summons providers over pension charges

18 December 2014 8:52 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Pensions minister says pot-follows-member could be extended to high charging schemes.

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Govt to raise £3bn through Lloyds share sale

17 December 2014 5:24 pm | By Devraj Ray

Taxpayer share expected to fall from 25 to 20 per cent, raising around £3bn.


MPs warn FCA of ignoring duties to pension savers

17 December 2014 3:44 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

DWP committee say poor customer outcomes will be “FCA’s fault”.

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Nic Cicutti: Osborne shows grasp of personal finance

11 December 2014

Like Gordon Brown, George Osborne is a highly political Chancellor but one who understands how personal finance resonates with the public.

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MM leader: Osborne has not addressed the real problem

11 December 2014

There is more to stamp duty move than simple electioneering.

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Outflanked: Osborne has stolen the election...and Ed Balls just stood and watched

5 December 2014

The Chancellor’s decision to axe the hated “slab” stamp duty system could seal the 2015 election for the Conservatives.

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MM leader: Savers should be nudged to full advice

4 December 2014

Nudge theory and behavioural economics are increasingly shaping the future of financial services.

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Old Mutual: Savers must beware pensions 'death tax' risks

26 November 2014

Recent reforms have thrust pensions into the spotlight like never before.


Spin, half-truths and omissions: David Cameron talks pensions

19 November 2014 | By Samuel Dale

The Prime Minister has written for on pensions today.

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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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Brokers attack 'back of an envelope' Labour mansion tax plans

31 October 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Brokers have slammed the Labour Party after it revealed its proposed mansion tax last week.


Is it time for major reform to how we tax property?

23 October 2014 | By Samuel Dale

Political parties are considering big reforms of stamp duty and wealth taxes.

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Why did the Scottish No campaign not talk about mortgage uncertainty?

18 September 2014 | By Devraj Ray

Brokers argue that the uncertainty around a currency split and mortgage lending should have been a main feature of the No campaign

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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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