The savings gap could be closed by as much as £2.8bn a year through a new credit for employers contributing to pension schemes, according to a proposal released by the ABI this week.In its paper, Closing the Savings Gap: Carrots or Sticks, the ABI says its pension contribution tax credit would cost employers only £60 […]
The Association of Residential Letting Agents claims that the boom in buy-to-let is sustainable.But accountancy firm Blick Rothenburg is warning that the bottom is dropping out of the BTL market and many buyers risk getting their fingers burnt.Based on figures from Birmingham Midshires, GMACRFC, NatWest, Paragon and Standard Life Bank, Arla says buy-to-let lending is […]
Six in 10 people over the age of 45 believe their well-being and comfort in retirement will be bleak, according to research by Birmingham Midshires.Its Saving Britain 2002 study shows people's fears for their old age run beyond the size of their pension and savings to the lifestyle implications of their financial costs in retirement.One […]
Premier Portfolio Managers has introduced a portfolio management service that has income as its main objective.The service offers a choice of three portfolio funds. Premier high income bond portfolio invests in the Premier high income bond fund and has a yield of 7.6 per cent gross. It invests globally in bonds, including corporate bonds such […]
In conversation with journalist Alexis Xydias, Artemis Global Growth Fund manager Peter Saacke discusses the state of global markets and how he is positioning his fund. Peter gives his views on the growth potential of US, Europe and emerging markets, each of which is on a different stage of the road to recovery. And with a […]
Adviser trade body Pimfa has called on the government to go forward with the pensions dashboard as rumours swirl that ministers are considering abandoning the idea. Pimfa’s call comes after reports claim work and pensions secretary Esther McVey believes that the pensions dashboard would be a distraction to rolling out universal credit and so should […]
The Money Advice Service will soon be superseded by a new public financial guidance body, rolling it into Pension Wise and The Pensions Advisory Service. Money Marketing looks at some of the key stats for the organisation ahead of the transition.
The year so far has been full of manager and senior staff moves. Earlier this month, eight senior staff at Standard Life Aberdeen left to go to Aviva Investors, to join former Standard Life Investments equities head David Cumming. With moves like this in mind, is a management team or sole manager the better choice? […]