View more on these topics

Gear up for big changes in pensions

Pension advisers will get the chance to quiz the experts on the future of the industry at this year&#39s Money Marketing Live conference and exhibition.

A pension panel debate, Gearing up for A-Day, will be a keynote feature of the conference, which will be held at Olympia, London, on May 6.

Panellists will include independent expert Ros Altmann, Informed Choice managing director Nick Bamford, Millfield Partnership pension specialist Graham Duckett and Clerical Medical head of intermediary planning David Shelton.

Discussing pension simplification, the panel will identify what impact it will have and the opportunities for the intermediary&#39s role.

Key figures from leading pension companies will give presentations in the Money Marketing Pensions Arena housed within the event. Speakers will include Legal & General&#39s pensions strategy director Adrian Boulding and Hornbuckle Mitchell managing director Neil Marsh, who will discuss which areas of pension planning advisers should be reviewing to ensure that they stay compliant after A-Day.

The importance of learning about A-Day is crucial. Legal & General&#39s head of pensions technical services Colin Batchelor says: “Even though A-Day for pension simplification has been postponed until 2006, the pace of change in the pension world is as fast as ever. It is essential for all those involved in pensions to keep up with the pace and the Pensions Arena provides a great forum to help achieve this.”

Professional Briefing managing director and Money Marketing columnist Keith Popplewell will also give a guide on how advisers can proactively benefit themselves and their clients by understanding the implications of imminent changes in the pensions world.

An added bonus this year will be a pre-recorded interview with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Andrew Smith. Speaking exclusively to Money Marketing Live about the future of the industry, the interview will be screened at the event throughout the day.

With training sessions and workshops, Money Marketing Live will feature a total of over 50 key industry speakers and more than 100 exhibitors from across the financial services business.

To find out more about the Money Marketing Pensions Arena and how you could win an MG TF160 sports car by registering, please visit or tel 01425 276767.


Children&#39s Mutual in admin deal with Capita

The Children&#39s Mutual has picked Capita to administer its existing services portfolio and new child trust fund accounts. It is planning to market its own CTF accounts and to provide products and admin services for other financial services organisations in partnership with Capita. Capita is to invest £2.5m in customising technology to create bespoke admin […]

Julian Gibbs

One bit of good news in the Budget should help the venture capital sector attract more money. The Chancellor has increased income tax relief on investments from 20 per cent to 40 per cent for 2004/05 and 2005/06. Furthermore, the personal investment limit will increase from £100,000 to £200,000 in any tax year. The income […]

A consumer&#39s view

IFAs are a conservative lot. IFA Promotion has updated its website and in particular the facility for potential customers to search and find an adviser who specialises in the area where the person needs advice. Very good it is too. Last year the website had 338,000 enquiries, which it was able to channel towards a […]

First Direct launches discounted offset mortgage

First Direct has launched a discounted rate offset mortgage at 3.99 per cent for three months. Borrowers can then choose to switch to the bank&#39s offset SVR (currently 5.00 per cent), or move to First Direct&#39s two year fixed rate mortgage at 5.34 per cent. First Direct says it is the only provider to offer […]


Five ways to make your employee focus group session a success

by Debra Corey, group reward director  You just planned and booked what you thought was the perfect vacation for you and your family. You call everyone together to share the great news and instead of receiving sounds of glee and delight, you receive groans and complaints.Your youngest says: “I hate beaches, didn’t you know that?” (You think to […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up


    Leave a comment


    Why register with Money Marketing ?

    Providing trusted insight for professional advisers.  Since 1985 Money Marketing has helped promote and analyse the financial adviser community in the UK and continues to be the trusted industry brand for independent insight and advice.

    News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
    Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

    Money Marketing Events
    Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, roundtables and more.

    Research and insight
    Take part in and see the results of Money Marketing's flagship investigations into industry trends.

    Have your say
    Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

    Register now

    Having problems?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3712

    Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am -5.00pm