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Axa Wealth saw total assets under management growing by 26 per cent to £46bn from £36bn in the first quarter of 2015. In its first quarter results, published today, the firm says assets in the company’s multi-manager business Architas reached £20.4bn, increasing by 43 per cent compared to a year ago, while platform Elevate saw […]

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Treasury to intervene on mortgage prisoners

The Treasury is investigating how to help hundreds of thousands of mortgage prisoners trapped in their deals following the Mortgage Market Review. The Chancellor met with Money Saving Expert’s Martin Lewis today on the issue and other industry experts have been raising this with the Treasury. So-called transitional arrangements written into the MMR allow lenders […]

Time to end stigma on mental health for income protection plans

People have historically been reluctant to discuss mental health problems, given the stigma associated with them. But as we head towards Mental Health Awareness Week – the Mental Health Foundation’s annual campaign to promote awareness of mental wellbeing taking place on 16-22 May – attitudes are changing. In February, the Government responded to the recommendations […]

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Official figures show shocking disparity in pensioner incomes

Our recent analysis of HMRC figures has highlighted shocking disparities in pension incomes throughout the UK. Our recent analysis of HMRC figures has highlighted shocking disparities in pension incomes throughout the UK. HMRC’s Personal Incomes Statistics 2015-16 show that while the top ten local authorities for pension income are all in London or the South East, […]

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