13 December 2006
Fifteen per cent of UK working adults feel that they should not have to shoulder the responsibility of ensuring that they have made adequate provisions for their retirement.
Many women are finding they have paid unnecessary voluntary NI contributions
How is a person's domicile determined and how does it affect their tax status?
Gordon Brown last week gave what many observers believe to be his last major public performance as Chancellor as he delivered what will probably be his final pre-Budget statement.
The Treasury is steering through reforms without considering where it is going
This week by Money Marketing features writer Helen Pow
Four groups dominate the competitive world of equity income but a new fund frun by the shrewd Scott McKenzie could be about to challenge their hegemony.
'FSA must play role in promoting income protection'
Were there any real surprises from the Chancellor's pre-Budget statement last week? The ending of the alternative secured pension loophole was well signalled.
The regulator comes out smelling of roses after one crisis or another
Round Table: The future of the IFA businessMastek - Making a Valuable Difference
How events on the world stage are likely to affect the movement of UK equities in 2007
ABI conference told hindsight risk is causing uncertainty and stifling industry innovation
The industry has dubbed the Suffolk Life director 'Mr Sipp' because of his unrestrained passion for self-invested personal pensions. He tells Helen Pow why Sipps offer the best pension solution for many people and why the intervention of the FSA in 2007 to regulate the market is essential
I was recently asked to recommend a speculative fund where the returns are likely to be outstanding. I think the answer is to choose one of the Latin American funds, particularly one which invests in the stockmarkets of Mexico and Brazil.
As increasing numbers of people look to buy second homes abroad, many brokers believe that strategic partnerships with lenders will help them develop their business in this growing market, says Annie Shaw
In recent articles I have been identifying and discussing the implications of recent developments in pensions and this week I will look at trends in defined-benefit provision by employers.
Pension term assurance u-turn
Ho, ho, ho, what a jolly fellow the Chancellor is. The pre-Budget report contained many eco-friendly policies such as exempting zero-carbon homes temporarily from stamp duty. I'm sure my neighbours would love it if I erected a wind turbine in my garden and installed solar panels on our adjoining roof.
Rising house prices have made many parents anxious about helping their 20-somethings in the property market
James Salmon reports on how pension review claims which were considered dead and buried are coming out of the woodwork
Captains of industry are predicting a wave of consolidation when Sipp providers become regulated from next April, says Helen Pow
Sam Shaw assesses the pre-Budget report's measure on Isas
Brown accused after it emerges he criticised Conservatives for rejecting ombudsman ruling.
Maybe senior officials will be more amenable when Brown is PM
Like Christmas presents, some wraps may not be so exciting when their contents have been exposed
As the FSA's review of retail distribution gets under way, advisers might be forgiven a cynical yawn that yet another consultation process has started.
"Everybody thinks that their wife is the prettiest" was a famous remark once made by Arsene Wenger. And it is an expression which best encapsulates the state of the intermediary mortgage industry within which some intermediaries continue to wage PR wars
Guy Anker reports on the plan to exempt eco-homes from stamp duty