Ukip has been accused of “mollycoddling” retirees after proposing to offer a guarantee of free financial advice to protect savers following the introduction of pension freedoms. Nigel Farage’s party unveiled the plans last week as part of their manifesto launch. One idea being considered would see retirees given a “voucher” to spend on advice. The […]
As the last weeks of the general election campaign grind on, at least we seem to have some emerging consensus about what needs to be done in the housing market (although little consensus about how). For the first time in many years housing features strongly in the manifestos of all parties and there is something […]
Peter Hargreaves has stepped down from the board of Hargreaves Lansdown, the firm he co-founded with Stephen Lansdown in 1981, with immediate effect. Hargreaves says he wants to spend more time with his family and pursue other interests but will remain “in close touch” as a major shareholder. He says: “I believe this is the […]
New research has proven the positive impact that protection, health and wellbeing (PH&W) benefits have upon a business.
Ross Jackson, Senior Protection Marketing Manager, Royal London In July, we piloted sending protection plan statements to a small group of our customers. Whilst this in itself is not exactly ground-breaking stuff, as an industry we’re perhaps more used to engaging with advisers than directly with our customers. Because of this lack of communication, do consumers […]
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