First State Investments has appointed Premal Pajwani as global healthcare analyst in its London global equities team.
The cumulative effect of recent rate rises may be too much for some borrowers.
A Market Harborough Building Society executive is having talks with the company following an email he sent to a trade website saying freedom for homosexuality discriminates against Christianity.General manager and secretary Paul Beardsmore is set for talks with chief executive Philip Dearing this week.Beardsmore said in an email to a trade website: “Freedom for homosexual […]
Group personal pensions will be swallowed up by personal accounts because they cannot meet the national pension savings scheme requirement for auto-enrolment, warns Scottish Life head of corporate business Mark Polson.The Government has stressed the need to protect existing provision but Polson says one of the requirements to qualify for exemption – auto-enrolment – is […]
Vertex has been sold to a consortium of US-based private equity firms for £217.5m. The business outsourcing subsidiary, owners of portal The Exchange and back-office system 1st, is expected to be sold off by the end of March.The consortium is being led by Oak Hill Capital Partners and includes GenNx360 and Knox Lawrence International. The […]
Re-enrolment is a sizeable task, and requires proper planning. You must ensure that eligible staff who are not already in your auto-enrolment pension scheme are put back into it.
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