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.
Labour Shadow Treasury Chief Secretary Angela Eagle believes the changes being brought in under the RDR are broadly right and will restore trust in the advice industry. In an interview with Money Marketing, Eagle says that without trust, the sector will struggle. She says: “I think overall the direction of change is the right one […]
Every three months, the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment, of which I am a Fellow, publishes a most interesting report into the investment management industry. It is a review of the latest developments and, most importantly, offers a commentary on what is happening in this huge business that touches us all. The most recent […]
Written by Mike Riddell One of the current big debates in global financial markets is whether investors should believe ‘hard’ rather than ‘soft’ data, where the usually reliable business and consumer surveys have been suggesting strengthening in global growth momentum for some time now, while the economic data that feeds through into the Gross Domestic […]
Money Marketing unveils further details as FCA chases up firms selling esoteric products More than half of the firms that were approached by the FCA for information on their high-risk investment activities have said they either did not sell any, or did not reply to the regulator’s request, Money Marketing has learned. In its annual […]
Pensions minister Guy Opperman will say pension schemes should sign up to a framework to reduce transfer times between defined contribution plans. In a keynote speech at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association conference, Opperman plans to endorse the Transfers and Re-Registrations Industry Group framework. The industry group published a good practice framework aimed at […]
Families with family office wealth arrangement harbour concerns over whether the services provided them are truly bespoke, a new report says. Findings from Sanlam UK and international wealth association Global Partnership Family Officers say the ultra-high net worth individuals who use family office set ups believe the same wealth advice solutions are often given to […]