Norwich Union is hosting a series of investment roadshows to help IFAs prepare for the ISA season. The sessions will examine the role of equities, with-profits, fixed income and property in building a balanced portfolio.
”This is PR, don't you know darling.” Ex-Money Marketing journalist turned Aegon PR Adrian Cammidge shows how much life has changed in a few short months, prompting the newsdesk's favourite cartoon”There is an old Scottish saying – never trust a Slovakian girl armed with a bottle of port and a packet of oatcakes.” – Aegon […]
The Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority is asking the pensions industry for advice on changes to its reporting procedures. Opra says its main aim is to focus on matters that pose serious risks to members.
What lessons can we learn from the events of the last 12 months? Most executives of IFA firms say it has been a very difficult year although business picked up in the second half. The reasons behind this are clear. War in Iraq contributed to a sense of uncertainty by investors. As reform of our […]
By Denise Wond, marketing manager We’ve heard a great deal about Generation Rent in recent years but what does it actually mean for consumers and advisers and has the face of the typical renter changed? The picture is certainly more diverse than it used to be. Homeownership is at its lowest point in 30 years, […]
The Liberal Democrats have stepped up their campaign for state pension equality, asking new pensions secretary Amber Rudd to address the reasons why women face lower pensions than men. The party has again called for progress on helping women born in the 1950s hit with state pension age rises, a cause popularised by the Women […]
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has announced it is one of 33 new signatories that has signed up to HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter today. This has pushed up the number of firms that have joined the initiative to improve gender diversity within financial services to 300. These range from global banks to […]
Private Finance has concluded that a borrower on an average standard variable rate could save over £4,500 a year by switching to a two-year fixed rate deal. The mortgage broker says, in total, borrowers pay £15.4bn a year in SVR interest, with the typical rate on a 75 per cent LTV loan being 4.39 per […]