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Harman praises IFAA on review proposals

The Government has praised the IFA Association&#39s proposals to the Department of Social Security&#39s pension review. Speaking last week at the City Forum conference on stakeholder pensions, secretary of state for social security Harriet Harman singled out the IFAA&#39s understanding of stakeholder pensions.

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US sub-prime lender The Money Store is spending £4.5m on advertising this year, including television, in a bid to establish itself in the UK market. It is initially targeting IFAs with a £450,000 campaign starting this week which includes a mailshot to 45,000 intermediaries. The Money Store is hoping to do deals with up to […]

Individuals in firing line as regulators get tough

The cost could be £6.65bn, it will take until the new millennium to get it finished and some firms are bound to go to the wall as a result. After months of silence, the Financial Services Authority and the PIA have finally come up with proposals on how to deal with the estimated 1.8 million […]

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It is an undeniable fact that the UK population is ageing. As with many of the so-called demographic timebombs, the financial services industry knows how serious the implications are likely to be. While some consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the need to ensure that they have adequate pension provision, far too many still trust […]

Fund managers dip toes back into the equity pool

A month ago, fund managers were being heavily criticised for their defensive positions in holding high cash levels and missing out on the huge gains enjoyed by UK and US equities. Managed funds have generally underperformed tracker funds and the major indices over the last year. Analysts have pondered how long some funds could continue […]

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