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Age Concern publish pension guide

Age Concern is publishing a guide to help pensioners claim their share of up to £940m in benefits cash. The &#39Your Rights&#39 guide will go out on April 7, the Monday after the new tax year starts just after the benefits are increased for the new tax year. Past editions of the book costing £4.99 have sold over 3m copies.

It contains information on the new pension credit the new social security entitlement which replaces the minimum income guarantee and will provide information for pensioners on claiming retirement benefit and paying for care.


Network in attack on rivals over &#39dodgy&#39 commission figures

Protection network Premier Connections is attacking rival networks,claiming they are “using dodgy mathematics” to make IFA commissionrates look better than they are to attract new members.It says networks are disingenuously advertising the level ofcommission they pay in a manner which makes it appear to be higherthan it is so that advisers are tempted to join.Director […]

Failure to see real-life consequences of depolarisation

I am writing to clarify certain statements attributed to me in thearticle headlined, Angry CA attack on panel&#39s “ivory tower” Brown(Money Marketing, February 6). To make it clear, any criticism wasnot aimed at Colin Brown personally for his views on depolarisation.I am unfamiliar with Colin Brown&#39s opinion on the CA&#39s polarisationpolicy so would not comment […]

Emerging influences

International political developments will play a major part in stockmarket trends.US domestic consumption trends will also continue to have a major impact on the economies of emerging, as well as developed, countries. The prospect of further debt defaults remains as many governments in emerging markets find fiscal discipline difficult.But there are some positive signs that […]

Pru predicts difficult mortgage market

Prudential Mortgage Services recorded applications worth £24.5bn in 2002, up from £14.9bn in the previous year and made £18.3bn completions, up from £10.9bn. It says this performance makes it the UK&#39s biggest mortgage club, facilitating 204,000 new mortgages last year, accounting for 8.5 per cent of all mortgages arranged. But it warns the next 12 […]


Lifetime Isa – how it works

According to George Osborne “people like Isas – because they’re simple”. Fiona Tait is not convinced… Contributions & bonuses What he said: “From April 2017, anyone under the age of 40 will be able to open a Lifetime Isa and save up to £4,000 each year. And for every £4 you save, the Government will […]


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