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 […]
By Mark Martin & Holly Cassell, Neptune Mark Martin and Holly Cassell highlight three high-conviction holdings in the Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund that they believe are well positioned to benefit from Brexit. Read more Important information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past performance is not a guide […]
Marmite and President Trump both sharply divide opinion, but you can ignore Marmite if you’d rather not put the glutinous, salty, black yeast extract on your teatime toast. As an investor you simply cannot ignore Donald Trump. Without wanting to give a running commentary of recent events, Trump’s actions continue to have an impact. The […]
Suggestions that secretary of state for work and pensions Esther McVey may no longer be committed to the delivery of the pensions dashboard project has caused much wailing and gnashing of teeth around the industry. Personally, I do not see the problem. This is the perfect opportunity for it to take back ownership and control of […]
81 per cent of over-55s would feel confident in taking out an equity release plan without seeking advice, research from Moneyfacts suggests. 44 per cent thought they have no need for advice, 29 per cent would not trust an adviser, and 8 per cent of respondents believe financial advice to be too expensive. In late […]