Nobody wants another misselling scandal. So clearly, it is paramount that pension freedoms work alongside adequate consumer protection. The Government and the FCA have arguably done their best to put this in place in the tight timescale they had. We have the requirement that people wanting to transfer from defined benefit to defined contribution schemes […]
Annuity rates at lowest level for at least two years.
As the last weeks of the general election campaign grind on, at least we seem to have some emerging consensus about what needs to be done in the housing market (although little consensus about how). For the first time in many years housing features strongly in the manifestos of all parties and there is something […]
Every now and then, whenever I write about a financial dilemma faced by myself or a close family member, I receive lots of emails and online messages telling me all I am trying to do is obtain free advice over the internet. In reality, this is almost never the case: by the time the article […]
Hiroki Hashimoto reflects on how market panic can lead to opportunities for buying dips in equities, but explains why it is prudent to take a gradual approach. Read the article here Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go […]
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