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Kim North: A triage service will help the advice gap

The night after I attended the excellent Money Marketing Awards evening I went to a Foo Fighters gig, where before and after, I was engaged in seven different conversations with friends about financial issues. A few friends had tried to pay for financial advice but were put off by London-based financial adviser charging costs. After […]

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Regulator warns of cold-calling imposters

The Pensions Regulator has warned that fraudsters might be attempting to steal workers’ savings by falsely claiming to be it on the phone. TPR says some savers are being cold-called by people who have posed as it and offered those in a workplace pension scheme a free pension review. TPR says it never cold-calls savers […]

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More than 1,000 advisers attend FCA event tour

Over 1,250 financial advisers turned up to the FCA’s series of regional events, Live and Local, last year, the regulator has revealed. In its annual report this morning, the regulator says that it is continuing to engage with advisers through events including Live and Local, which include supervisory workshops, firm surgeries, roundtables and chairman’s lunches […]

The death of retirement – a boost for protection?

According to our recent report on the death of retirement, changes in workplace pension provision mean that coming generations of retirees could have a radically different experience of retirement from their parents. The average contribution rate into an old-style final salary pension was around 20% of total wages, the statutory minimum for a new automatic […]

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