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Buy to let is top for returns

Buy-to-let investors are getting the best return of all asset classes, according to Landlord Mortgages. Investors who bought a BTL property with a deposit of 25,000 on average saw a 39,309 average profit over the past six years. Second was gold, with a 22,484 profit on the same stake.

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Aifa lobbies for limited advice with disclaimer

Aifa is to lobby for the introduction of limited advice, which would enable advisers to offer advice on specific product areas without the compliance risk of carrying out a full fact-find. Under Aifa’s proposals, advisers’ clients would sign a disclaimer that would enable an adviser to, for example, advise a client purely on how best […]

Directors of top 100 companies have 1bn pension pot

Directors of the UKs top 100 companies have accumulated pensions worth nearly 1bn, according to the TUCs annual PensionsWatch survey.The TUCs analysis reveals an average executive can retire at 60 on a final salary pension worth 2.7m with the largest directors pension in each firm worth an average 4.9m.The TUC says the biggest final salary […]

How can I help develop my professional connections?

Graeme Ballantyne, business consultancy manager, looks at how you can maximise the opportunities through your professional connections As we move through the summer months it’s perhaps a good time to pause and reflect on whether the plans you’ve made for your business are bearing fruit. One area we at PruConsulting know many advisers have been […]

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