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Ex-FSA chair calls for state pension age to rise to 70 by 2040

Former FSA chairman Lord Adair Turner called for the state pension age to rise to 70 by 2040 as he set out a radical pensions agenda which included compulsory saving and support for higher contribution rates of up to 16 per cent. Lord Turner chaired the Pensions Commission in 2005, a review which paved the […]

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Carney shakes up Bank of England leadership

The Treasury has approved a major shake-up of the Bank of England senior leadership as governor Mark Carney makes his mark on the organisation. Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled two new Bank of England deputy governors and a chairman of the court. Ex-Whitbread and Bunzl chairman Anthony Habgood will replace Sir David Lees as chairman […]

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Sesame restricted move prompts member exits

Sesame Bankhall Group chairman John Cowan estimates 10 per cent of firms that do not want to join the group’s new restricted model will leave Sesame altogether. Sesame set out in January that over a six-month transition period all network members would be required to move into its new restricted proposition or become directly authorised, with the […]

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Advisers warn Equitable Life policyholders over mass exit fears

Advisers have warned 400,000 Equitable Life members against ditching their with-profits policies as the closed-book life insurer prepares to boost payouts to people who leave. Later this month Equitable will announce how it plans to distribute hundreds of millions of pounds of surplus capital created after the firm struck a deal with Legal & General […]

A tough start for 2017 consensus trades

By Kacper Brzezniak Every year, starting around November, investment banks (and fund managers) begin to drip out their outlooks for currencies, rates, economies, you name it, for the following year. The consensus has been largely wrong for the past four or five years; those multiple rate hikes never came, the bond market is still alive […]

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