The recent consultation on the future evolution of Nest seeks to expand its remit in a number of ways, but principally in providing retirement income products. However, is Nest right when it claims its members lack appropriate choices and that it should step into the breach? An insight into Nest’s own view of the market […]
Earlier this month, we were contacted by someone enquiring about our SSAS trustee and administration services. The individual in question explained he was receiving a pension from his previous employer’s scheme but also had an undrawn Sipp invested in regulated assets to the value of around £200,000. He did not need the funds for retirement […]
The Share Centre’s chief executive says investors have had much to cheer since the UK voted to leave the European Union and will be “disappointed” at this week’s High Court ruling that threatens to stall Brexit. The Government has already confirmed it will appeal the ruling in the Supreme Court. SCM co-founder Gina Miller led the […]
Bank of England governor Mark Carney is likely to serve a full eight-year term after speculation he would step down earlier amid sustained criticism over comments made in the run-up to the EU referendum. Carney is expected to confirm his future intentions in a statement this week after meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May and […]
Many advisers believe their availability to spend time with clients is the primary factor in them determining the value of the service they pay for, research shows. A survey conducted by consultancy Adviser Home found more than 80 per cent of advisers ranked ‘confidence and trust that we are available when needed’ as ‘very important.’ […]
By the end of this month, either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt will take up residence behind the world’s most famous black door. The race to succeed Theresa May gets more interesting by the day. And if it were supposed to be a virtual coronation for Boris, then someone should have told Jeremy Hunt, who […]
Technology is playing an ever bigger role in the day-to-day running of advice firms and provides a way for firms to position their businesses for the future. How are advisers using technology and what pieces of software can they not do without?