A selection of banks and financial institutions might have received a rather surprising email from Lifesearch’s Kevin Carr recently.Carr sent out an email to numerous recipients across the industry, attach- ing a comparison table of product providers’ services. However, he probably should have checked his Wingdings before- hand, as his ticks and crosses came out looking like, er, ears and trees. Nice work. Noth- ing like putting your own spin on things, eh, Kevin?
It is six months since the vote by members of LIA and Sofa to form the Personal Finance Society. The idea had a long history. In the early 1990s there was much debate about bringing the financial adviser community together into one body which would represent them and set standards which would give added confidence to the public.
Prudential is refusing to pay commission to endowment-chaser firms and will only pay settlements directly to customers.
Clerical Medical has revamped its group stakeholder pension, making external funds available and overhauling its default lifestyling option.
Compulsory saving in pensions is neither simple nor efficient, says the ABI, after researching pension arrangements around the world.
We are living longer and retirees are no longer required to buy an annuity. In this short video, Head of Multi Asset at Royal London Asset Management Trevor Greetham explores how changes to pensions freedoms are expected to impact the demand for income. Click here
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