The proposed £5.6bn mega-merger of Aviva and Friends Life will result in thousands of job losses and rock the foundations of the UK pensions, protection and investment industries, experts are predicting. Last week, the Aviva and Friends Life boards revealed detailed discussions on the biggest pension deal in years. The Friends Life board has indicated […]
This year’s Budget statement confirmed that up to five million pensioners are to be given new flexibility to trade in their annuities for cash from next year. The rationale is to ensure that people who have already purchased an annuity have access to the same pension freedoms now in place for those approaching retirement. The […]
This may surprise one or two readers of Money Marketing, but I have never voted in a general election. We are not talking here about a Russell Brand-style rejection of all political parties, nor is this the result of apathy on my part. It is simply that my Italian passport precludes me from voting. That […]
Healthcare is already one of the key battlefields in May’s general election, with each of the main parties committing to deliver improvements to the NHS and public health.
Craig Inches, Head of Short Rates and Cash at Royal London Asset Management, reflects on the muted tone of gilt markets over the past week following the recent turbulent activity in this sector. Read the article here The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well […]
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