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50,000 stakeholder sales in January

There were 53,991 stakeholder policies sold during January, with just over 5,000 new employer designations according to the latest ABI sales figures.

The results increase the total stakeholder sales to 685,379 from 631,388 as they stood at the end of December.

The total designations grew 5,090 to 316,811 at the end of January from 311,721 in December.


Commission possible

There are two essentially separate points in CP121 – the proposed changes to the rules about polarisation and the proposed introduction of the defined-payment system for IFAs.The first is about distribution and could be introduced without the second (which is about remuneration). The converse may also be true in theory but, in practice, the impact […]

Taking advantage of the retirement annuity rules

Retirement annuity contracts are not subject to the new defined-contribution tax regime rules but retain their existing tax rules. There are three main areas of consideration for individuals holding retirement annuity contracts.Ability to pay higher contributions than to a defined-contribution tax regime schemeAlthough higher contributions may normally be paid to a defined-contribution tax regime scheme, […]

Five ways to invest in the connected world

Smart utility metering; fitness trackers; connected cars; smart factories; precision agriculture: the internet of things encompasses myriad applications. But how do you gain exposure – and profit – from this growing trend, asks Neptune fund manager & CTO Ali Unwin. Read more: Important information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating […]


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