FCA reappoints Sue Lewis as Consumer Panel chair

The FCA has reappointed Sue Lewis as chair of the Financial Services Consumer Panel. The Consumer Panel sits alongside the Practitioner Panel, the Smaller Business Practitioner Panel and Markets Practitioner Panel to represent the financial services market and challenge the FCA and provide independent views. The Consumer Panel has been vocal on issues such as […]


L&G equity release sales overtake annuities

Legal & General is writing more equity release business than individual annuities after lifetime mortgage sales reached over £200m in the first half of the year. In an update published this morning, the insurer says new business sales in its retirement division covering lifetime mortgages, individual annuities and bulk annuities hit £4bn in total between […]


DWP writes to 100,000 to address ‘untold confusion’ over new state pension

The Department for Work and Pensions is to write to over 100,000 people telling them that they will not qualify for the new state pension. Following a recommendation from the Work and Pensions committee, the Government is to contact directly those people with less than ten years of qualifying National Insurance contributions. The Government has […]

IHT: What were you doing in 2009?

One of the best sources of new business is your existing clients and, if they are estate planning clients, regular reviews are needed because people’s inheritance tax (IHT) problems tend to only get worse. Now, not a lot of things remain at the same rate as in 2009. If we turn the clock back, it […]


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