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Reluctance to discuss death stops people seeking advice

At least 94 per cent of people have not discussed estate planning with a financial planner, new research shows. A survey of more than 2,000 people by a website that links its users to financial advisers through directory Unbiased, found 30 per cent of people are uncomfortable seeking financial advice to talk about death. It found […]

Create national retirement income targets to help savers, trade body says

National retirement income targets should be developed by the government and pension providers to help millions of people save adequately for retirement, an influential trade body says. A report published today by the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association finds 80 per cent of people are not confident they are saving enough for retirement, which equates […]

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FCA: New guidance body must boost profile of FSCS

The new single financial guidance body should prioritise informing consumers about the protection the Financial Services Compensation Scheme provides on pensions, the FCA says. In a roundtable discussion today on pensions and choices for retirement income products, FCA strategy and competition director Christopher Woolard cited research published by the lifeboat fund in March. The research […]

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Europe: Political risk on the rise?

By Rob Burnett, Head of European Equities, Neptune In recent weeks, worrying headlines have been emerging from Spain, Germany and Italy amidst political unrest. Is political risk on the rise in Europe, asks Neptune’s Rob Burnett? Click here Important Information – for investment professionals only. Investment risks   This Fund may have a high volatility rating […]

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