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Lifetime allowance cut could see family pensions targeted

The Government’s plans to limit the lifetime allowance on pension contributions could lead to a crackdown on family pension schemes, experts predict. Proposals to lower the lifetime allowance from £1.25m to £1m were revealed in the last Coalition budget and are due to take effect in April 2016. The Conservatives also want to taper the […]

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HBOS probe hit by conflict of interest row

The FCA’s long-running inquiry into the collapse of HBOS has suffered a further setback with a conflict of interest row involving one of its independent reviewers. Sky News reports that lawyers acting for individuals who face criticism in the report have argued that former Yorkshire Building Society chief executive Iain Cornish should not continue in […]

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Risk controls block Origen ETV business

Advisory firm Origen Financial Services has been forced to give up on lucrative pensions business because of the strict risks controls of parent Aegon, Money Marketing understands. Origen had been working with corporate sponsors of defined benefit schemes on enhanced transfer value exercises, where members are offered a transfer value in exchange for giving up […]

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Liontrust assets rise 24% as inflows surge

Liontrust Asset Management has seen its assets rise by 24 per cent in the past year, to £4.5bn, following a 75 per cent jump in inflows. The fund manager saw net inflows for the year to the end of March of £667m, a 75 per cent increase on the £381m seen a year earlier. The […]

IHT: What were you doing in 2009?

One of the best sources of new business is your existing clients and, if they are estate planning clients, regular reviews are needed because people’s inheritance tax (IHT) problems tend to only get worse. Now, not a lot of things remain at the same rate as in 2009. If we turn the clock back, it […]

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