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Mutual fundraising legislation granted Royal Assent

27 March 2015 1:42 pm | By Mark Sands

New rules to allow more fundraising by mutuals were yesterday made into law.

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Just say no: Fears grow over 'insistent' transfers regulatory backlash

27 March 2015 9:30 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Networks and compliance experts are warning advisers against using ‘insistent’ customer processes to appease clients trying to transfer out of defined benefit schemes.

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MPs call for review of ‘dysfunctional’ FCA over closed book probe

27 March 2015 8:42 am | By Natalie Holt

TSC hits out at regulator for creating  ”false market” in insurers’ shares and says FCA board should review its effectiveness.

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Govt urged to accelerate reform of 'waste of money' MAS

26 March 2015 3:00 pm | By Mark Sands

The Government must accelerate reforms of the Money Advice Service or risk wasting huge sums of advisers’ money, MPs warn.

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Danby Bloch: Pre-election planning on pensions

25 March 2015

Advisers should be planning now for the possibility of a change of government.

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Carl Lamb: Why advisers should say 'no' to insistent pension transfers

24 March 2015

Pension flexibility is almost upon us and many IFAs are rubbing their hands with glee about the opportunities for the advice sector.

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MM leader: Another Budget day, another political ploy

19 March 2015

Another Budget day, another shake-up to the annuities market, although this was one was minus the shock factor of last year.

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Alistair Cunningham: Pensions should not be a Govt cash cow

17 March 2015

I recommend a change to pensions’ legislation: fiddling should be banned.

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Why a Tory tax raid on pensions probably won’t happen…yet

5 March 2015

Attacking pensions tax relief months before a general election could be political suicide.

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Danby Bloch: Filling up on the pensioner bonds bribe

24 February 2015

Where does the generous proposition fit into financial planning?

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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.

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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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