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Firms boost pensions contributions

Employer pension contributions have risen on average by 25 per cent over the last two years as companies move to address scheme shortfalls caused by poor equity returns and increased longevity according to research from Income Data Services. It shows companies paid an extra £6bn into their schemes in the last 12 months.


Cinderella syndrome

For many years, we have referred to income protection as theCinderella product. Although the need that it meets is obvious, ithas never really been very successful.It has often lost out to critical-illness cover, even though the twoproducts are complementary. But Cinderella will not go to the ballunless we overcome some of the perceptions that some […]

Aegon is poised to make final IFA deals as it scales back from

Aegon UK is set to buy the last of its majority stakes in IFA firmsin the next two weeks and then will close its search for newbusinesses.This will be the fifth purchase for Aegon UK Distribution company,which has scaled down its acquisition strategy from an originaltarget of 10 majority stakes set last September. It owns […]

Charge of light brigade

The start of the 2003 Isa season has been much like the last one – a damp squib. With UK markets at seven-year lows and investor confidence in the gutter, investment houses have been desperately racking their brains to work out how to get new business through the door.A year ago, with the FTSE 100 […]

Abbey National – Safety Plus Growth (Issue 11) Five Year

Friday, 21 February 2003 Type: Guaranteed equity bond Aim: Growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index Minimum-maximum investment: £3,000-£500,000, Isa £1,000-£7,000 Term: Five years Guarantee: Capital returned in full along with 17.5% growth at end of term regardless of performance in index Return: Up to 45.15% growth at end of term Closing […]

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Johnson Fleming set to host webinar on auditing auto-enrolment schemes

With 23 auto-enrolment compliance notices issued by the Pensions Regulator, and an evolving legislative landscape meaning previously compliant schemes may now be in breach of regulation, now is the time to think about auditing your auto-enrolment scheme. Johnson Fleming is hosting a webinar on 9 October at 11:00 on how to audit your scheme to ensure compliance, avoid breaches and fines and overcome data issues.


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