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Govt reviews how to auto-enrol self-employed

The Government will examine how to bring in the self-employed into pension saving as part of its review into the success of auto-enrolment next year. The terms of the review will be set out in the coming weeks. In an interview with the Financial Times, pensions minister Richard Harrington says finding a way to auto-enrol […]

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Schroders: ‘We’re not buying distribution with Best Practice stake’

Schroders says it is not adopting a strategy of buying up distribution following its investment in network Best Practice and its parent company Benchmark Capital. Money Marketing revealed last week Schroders has taken a “significant” stake in Benchmark Capital for an undisclosed sum. As well as network Best Practice, Benchmark Capital includes chartered IFA Aspect […]

Through the roof: What is driving soaring replatforming costs?

A search for competitive advantage is driving up the price tag of replatforming for firms as experts warn costs could rise above estimates. A recent Finalytiq report estimates the total cost of  replatforming for Ascentric, Alliance Trust Savings, Aviva, Funds Network, Old Mutual Wealth, and Cofunds is £828.2m. But what exactly are the costs that […]

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We should have seen Trump and Brexit coming

So here we are. In just two months time the world will be watching the inauguration of President Donald J Trump. While it is safe to say not everyone welcomed the outcome of the US election with open arms, politicians and us mere mortals are beginning to, at the very least, come to terms with […]

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Jeremy Pearson is Technical Support Manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team. Canada Life offers a range of wealth management solutions, including retirement income planning, estate planning and investment solutions from a choice of jurisdictions, including the UK, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland. Many parents value the standard of education offered by […]

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