In Focus: How to choose a flexible benefits provider — seven top tips
Jelf Employee Benefits looks at some of the key considerations employers should think about when reviewing and choosing a flexible benefits provider. Choosing the right benefits for your employees is one thing but delivering a successful employee benefits strategy is about understanding the complete picture and delivering it in a personalised way so that it resonates with each and every individual in your business.
The Investment Association has appointed seven new board members, including Old Mutual Wealth’s Paul Feeney and BlackRock’s Alex Hoctor-Duncan. The reshuffle of the board sees five people retire and four existing board members re-elected. Joining Old Mutual Wealth chief executive Feeney and BlackRock head of EMEA retail Hoctor-Duncan as new members are Maxime Carmignac at Carmignac […]
HSBC has overhauled its buy-to-let mortgage range and is making the products to non-HSBC customers for the first time. The new range will also see the rental cover requirements reduced from 130 per cent to 125 per cent, and the maximum loan-to-value available on further advances increase from 60 per cent to 75 per cent. […]
Thousands of Lloyds Bank customers have had their personal details stolen following the theft of a data box. The BBC reports that police from the Organised Crime Unit are investigating the theft on 30 July. The data box was stolen from Royal Sun Alliance, which provides home insurance for Lloyds Premier Account customers. Details taken […]
Pension freedoms and regulatory change are driving private equity investment in the advice sector, but experts have raised concerns over what this means for the future of the profession. As private equity firms circle distributors and providers, some are warning their interest heralds further consolidation and more vertically integrated models for the advice market. So […]
With Germany’s strong economic growth leading the eurozone’s recovery, many UK businesses are keen to be part of the success story: recent data shows that there are currently more than 280,000* employees working for a UK-controlled company in the country.
Responding to concerns over the suspended Woodford fund, the FCA has said it first contacted the fund’s legal owner about risks in February 2018, and is now investigating events that led to the suspension. In a letter to Treasury Select Committee chair Nicky Morgan, the FCA’s chief executive Andrew Bailey said the regulator was first […]
As more people mix pension income with earned income, phased drawdown is growing in importance There is no doubt the nature of retirement is changing. People are increasingly considering different ways to transition to it from full-time work, with many choosing part-time work or a consultancy career. This is being driven by several factors: the […]
London’s access to wealthy clients and location can mean setting up a firm comes at a cost The capital city may not really be paved with gold, but it has more than its fair share of wealthy clients for advisers to service. Known as a place where people’s careers and businesses can thrive on the […]