The Department for Work and Pensions expects to spend £96.6bn on the state pension in 2018/19, a 3 per cent increase on the year before. The DWP has detailed its cost estimates in a memorandum sent to the work and pensions select committee, published on its website yesterday. The latest forecast for state pension costs […]
Justin Corliss – Business Development Manager Justin Corliss looks at what we know from the recently published FCA consultation paper on pension transfers. On Monday 26 March the FCA released PS18/6, its much awaited response to the CP17/16 consultation paper, Advising on Pension Transfers. While it provides some clarity for advisers, further consultation will be required. Let’s look […]
Good events are becoming increasingly hard to find. There are several reasons for this, and the prospects of the situation improving in the near-term look bleak. Technical sessions from providers have been drying up – I assume for fear of being deemed to break FCA inducement rules. I fondly remember the pensions education sessions with […]
Platform James Hay has blamed an 11 per cent drop in new clients over the first quarter on a slowdown in the defined benefit transfer market. The platform had 1,400 new clients over the quarter, 11 per down on the previous three months and 14 per cent lower than the first quarter of last year. […]
Our monthly update from Head of Multi Asset, Trevor Greetham on the positioning of the Investment Clock and the Royal London Global Multi Asset Portfolios (GMAPs). The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amount originally […]
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