Inflation for pensioners will reach 7 per cent in 2008, more than double the estimated national inflation rate, according to Newcastle Building Society Equity Release Service.Its research predicts fuel and food will be the biggest contributors with fuel rising by 15 per cent and food by 12 per cent. The Government’s pensioner’s price index shows […]
Former Culture Secretary James Purnell has become the fifth Work and Pensions Secretary in three years following the resignation of Peter Hain.Hain quit the Cabinet last week after his late declaration of £103,000 in donations became the subject of a police investigation.Purnell was minister for pension reform before becoming Culture Secretary in Prime Minister Gordon […]
Hightree Financial Services employee Keith Galgut was a happy man last week after walking away with a Toyota Prius hybrid car courtesy of Schroders, which ran a competition last September to mark the launch of its climate change fund.
Holly Cassell, Assistant Manager of the top-performing Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund, discusses the potential near-term impact of Article 50 and the Brexit negotiations that she believes investors should pay most attention to. Read article here Important information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past performance is not a […]
The New Model Business Academy is running a free financial education programme for teenagers that will be delivered by advisers. NMBA, part of the SimplyBiz Group, is partnering with M&G Investments, Zurich, Vanguard and BMO Global Asset Management to sponsor the programme. The programme will be delivered by financial advisers who have contacts at schools, […]
Advisers are publishing their fees on review website VouchedFor in an effort to be more transparent. Research by VouchedFor for the Sunday Times shows 423 advisers, representing 263 firms, have published their charges on the site. VouchedFor, the review site for financial and mortgage advisers, solicitors and acountants, does not publish adviser charges on their […]
Protection Review chief executive Kevin Carr looks at recent market events Power to the people Now in its third year, the Protection Distributors Group has recently launched its “Claims Charter”, which aims to improve the basic levels of best practice undertaken by insurers when dealing with claims. Over the last two years, the group has […]