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LEBC backs DB transfer contingent charging ban

National IFA LEBC has added weight to MPs’ calls to ban contingent charging on defined benefit pension transfers this morning. In a statement, the business says contingent charging will “inevitably” bias advisers in favour of transferring. LEBC director of public policy Kay Ingram says: “We agree that contingent charging should be banned. It is not […]

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John Chatfeild-Roberts: No making sense of Bitcoin mania

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Dentons assets surpass £4bn with Sippchoice acquisition

Dentons Pension Management has taken over the business of London-based Sippchoice for an undisclosed amount which takes assets under administration to over £4bn. This acquisition will see Dentons add roughly 1,400 self-invested personal pensions to its existing business. The deal brings the total number of Sipps at Dentons to more than 6,000 along with 800 […]

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Pinpoint school fees planning

Many parents value the standard of education offered by independent schools and will pay for that privilege. Planning for the fee payments can help. Even if the children do not go to an independent school, they could go to university. In this case, the children can end up with a huge outstanding student loan that […]

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