The Retirement Strategy data pages are designed to offer a wide ranging view of the current annuity rates being offered from providers including impaired, flexible and asset-backed annuity options. The pages also put current rates into historical context, offer the latest annuity best-buy tables and give a general overview of the type of products each provider currently offers.
E.surv Chartered Surveyors has launched a register which collects valuation data on over 90 per cent of all new build developments in the UK in a bid to help lenders manage exposure when lending against these types of properties. The database identifies new build developments across the country and the proportion of loans held by […]
The Aggressive index offers Adviser Fund Index panellists the greatest opportunity to express their sentiment towards global markets. Overall changes to the portfolio in the May rebalancing were relatively modest, considering concern over the global recovery. For some, the general gloom was a sign to stick by their convictions. “I was pretty happy with where […]
Three out of 10 funds in IMA sectors hold less than £30m in assets, the level that most managers regard as the minimum for the average economical fund. A total of 733 out of the overall 2,450 funds fall below the £30m level but the firm says the overall figure is probably bigger as many […]
Steve Webb, our Director of Policy and External Communications, considers the new Lifetime Isa When the Green Paper on ‘Strengthening the Incentive to Save’ was published last summer, we thought the 2016 Budget might be a momentous one for pensions. Radical reform to pension tax relief was on the table, with the lead options including […]
Most firms are treating with-profits customers fairly but there are examples where governance could be improved, the FCA says. In a thematic review of the sector published today, the watchdog gives its conclusions into whether with-profits are achieving good outcomes for consumers. It is based on a detailed assessment of with-profits funds at eight firms […]
The FCA is considering disclosing more information on ongoing investigations, citing customer interest in its work. In a paper entitled FCA Mission: Approach to Enforcement published on Wednesday, the City watchdog reviewed how and when it takes enforcement action against firms. In the report, the regulator said it would consider whether they could provide more […]
Welcome back from your Easter break. I trust you had a relaxing time off. We here at Money Marketing were pretty chuffed we managed to get our ducks in a row beforehand, and are able to deliver your regular weekly dose of editorial goodness, despite having two fewer days to do it. This week, we […]