Delivering his Budget speech today, Alistair Darling said the new adjudicator will examine lending decisions and will have the legal power to enforce judgements where it feels credit has been wrongly denied.
With auto-enrolment (AE) well under way for the UK’s largest businesses, over the next three years an additional 800,000 smaller employers (with less than 60 employees) will start their journey to comply with the legislation. AE mandates all eligible employees and their respective employers to make regular pension contributions into a qualifying pension scheme. To learn more about the legislation read our brief Jelf AEase — simple steps to AE compliance guide.
Auto-enrolment is a much-celebrated success, with around 10 million workers now belonging to pension schemes chosen by their employers. Unfortunately, however, the complexities of pension administration have created a major problem that has the potential to undermine confidence in it. The last thing we need is another pensions scandal splashed across the front pages. Pension […]
The pound dropped to its lowest level since June 2017 today as media reports emerged prime minister Theresa May will delay a parliamentary vote on her Brexit deal. There have been widespread reports the critical vote scheduled for tomorrow is going to be delayed with May scheduled to address MPs later this afternoon. The pound […]
Less than one in twenty consumers are aware their pension is 100 per cent protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme if directly managed under a life insurance contract, research has found. The FSCS consumer survey by Populus also found 49 per cent of respondents do not think FSCS protection applied to pension products. The lifeboat scheme […]