Banks including Lloyds Banking Group and Barclays could be forced to rein in dividend payouts following stress tests carried out by the Bank of England. The Telegraph reports the Bank is stress testing the seven biggest banks in the country to see how they would deal with a fictional economic crash which begins in China […]
Now the dust has settled on the Autumn Statement, it is worth taking a closer look to see how it has affected financial planning. George Osborne may have got lucky with some rosy estimates of his expected tax take and could well get away with his giveaways in tax credits and elsewhere. Or he could […]
“If you walk down any high street in the country, just about every third retailer is saving with us,” says Patrick Heath-Lay. It is almost as though the B&CE chief executive does not quite believe his firm, which runs automatic enrolment scheme The People’s Pension, is responsible for one in three of everyone enrolled so […]
There is a puzzle at the centre of financial markets. The global economy is growing, there are signs of inflation and interest rates are going up, yet yields remain low. In this article, James Foster, manager of the Artemis Monthly Distribution fund, unpicks this conundrum and looks at where investors can find income. There is […]
There are plenty of office parties and Christmas events going on at this time of year. But have no fear – you can still stay healthy while going out and enjoying yourself, with a little bit of planning!
Along with all the other firms that provide advice on defined benefit transfers, we received our questionnaire from the FCA about the quantity and nature of cases we have handled since 2015. By the time you read this, the deadline for its return will have passed and those under scrutiny will have breathed a collective […]