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The Financial Services Consumer Panel is researching the merits of introducing regulated products amid concerns that half of consumers will not pay for advice after the RDR. In a briefing document seen by Money Marketing, the consumer panel says it is commissioning research to understand the benefits, risks and potential scope of regulated products in […]
The Department for Work and Pensions has published an information note in a bid to encourage more employers to consider risk-sharing options rather than closing down final-salary pension schemes. It outlines a range of risk-sharing arrangements available and gives case studies of firms that have schemes. The report explains that cash-balance schemes, used by firms […]
IFA consolidator Succession Advisory Services has made five senior appointments to its team as it looks to speed up its transition programme.
By Fiona Tait, pensions specialist The chancellor’s announcement of proposed cuts to the Money Purchase Annual Allowance means it will be more important than ever to be able to tell your PCLS from your UFPLS What was in the statement? Not much. The chancellor spared three sentences to inform us that the Money Purchase Annual Allowance will be reduced […]
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Claims management companies must be more specific on separate permissions and competency when they under the remit of the FCA, according to HM Treasury. Under rules proposed in the Treasury’s latest consultation paper, claims management companies will operate under six sectors – housing disrepair, industrial injuries disablement benefit, personal industry, financial products and services, criminal […]
Knowing what assets each operator will accept and with what conditions is becoming increasingly difficult The recent well-publicised events concerning Sipp operator asset acceptance have focused the mind of a number of advisers. We have been fielding enquiries about our own Sipp and the asset classes we as a Sipp operator would consider. But this […]
Investment trust sales may come under pressure due to new EU rules, experts have warned. The potential benefits of gearing on investment trusts risk being overlooked as new cost reporting rules make them look more expensive compared with open-ended funds. Traditionally, closed-ended funds have looked attractive based on lower costs compared with other structures, as […]