The Pensions Calculator used by consumers to calculate how much to save to meet expected income demand in retirement, has been down for two months and neither the FSA or ABI can say when it will be running again.
Since last year’s reforms to pension legislation, a significant number of retirees have chosen income drawdown over purchasing an annuity. This has presented risks to both individuals and their advisers. In this article the risks are explained – and, importantly, strategies are presented that could help mitigate them. Read this article
Being the dedicated adviser to the employees of local businesses will boost your reputation and grow your firm Taken at face value, the roles of financial planner and HR officer may not appear to have much in common. Yet, the two can dovetail perfectly in some situations. The most obvious benefit is when it comes […]
Advisers must be able to trust their discretionary fund manager as decisions that backfire could still be the advisers’ responsibility, experts say. In the latest edition of Money Marketing’s series of live debates, MM Wired, gbi2 consulting director Graham Bentley, Signpost Financial Planning chartered financial planner Nigel McTear, Charles Stanley senior investment manager Will Walker-Arnott […]