Intelligent Pensions has raised concerns over insurers setting up direct annuity businesses, arguing retirees may struggle to select the best retirement option without advice.
The UK property market is set to suffer as the abolition of 3 per cent annual tax will see offshore funds redirected to France, says French tourism property developer and manager Pierre & Vacances.
Ninety six per cent of the Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander Isle of Man depositors action group want a complete removal of PricewaterhouseCoopers as liquidator.
Medicals Direct Group has bought the medical support business of Capita Insurance Services which has a client base of 50.
Despite predictions that a vote to leave the European Union would result in an economic apocalypse, UK equities have shown the market equivalent of a stiff upper lip: bouncing back, keeping calm, and carrying on. Although the road towards Brexit remains clouded in uncertainty, UK equities offer a range of opportunities to investors seeking returns […]
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