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Altmann resists intervening in NHS cash-for-pensions scandal

Pensions minister Ros Altmann says the Government will not intervene in the case of an NHS trust offering staff higher salaries for lower pension contributions. The minister’s reluctance to intervene comes as the FT reports today the south-east London Oxleas Trust has been referred to The Pensions Regulator over the matter. Last month it was […]

View from Standard Life: In the eye of the storm

Working in a profession and industry that’s responsible for securing the nation’s financial future means we can expect more than our fair share of government intervention and regulatory scrutiny. Over the last few weeks financial advice and long-term savings have yet again been placed centre stage with the outcome of the FCA Due Diligence Review, […]

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Aviva latest provider to cap exit fees

Aviva, the UK’s biggest pension provider, is to introduce a 5 per cent cap on exit fees for all individual and workplace pension customers, Money Marketing can reveal. The move follows Standard Life, who have already introduced a 5 per cent cap, and Prudential, who plan to bring a cap in at “below 5 per […]

Life cover for life

Jennifer Gilchrist Proposition Lead – Design, Royal London When someone mentions whole of life plans, most people will think of a niche product that serves as an inheritance tax planning tool for high-net-worth clients. And it’s really not surprising they’ve been pigeonholed in that way because before the arrival of RDR in 2013, that’s more […]

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