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Lord Hutton: Pension providers must ‘shatter’ charges opacity

Former Work and Pensions secretary Lord John Hutton has called on pension providers to dramatically improve transparency around charges. In an interview with Money Marketing, Hutton says it is time to get below a surface level analysis of fees charged on pension pots. He says: “Where does the money go? Who is skimming off what? […]

Auto-enrolment: tips for employers

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has released advice on communications for employers, including three tips to help you with your auto-enrolment duties. 1. Allow enough time to select your pension schemeIt’s recommended that you start to prepare for auto-enrolment at least 12 months in advance of your staging date; additionally, give yourself time to choose the […]

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The forgotten: FCA exposes how closed-book firms have preyed on clients

The FCA’s explosive review into how firms treat investors in antiquated products has exposed the failure of the treating customers fairly regime and could spark a fresh wave of compensation claims. The regulator’s long-awaited report into the life and pension sector’s closed-book businesses reveals the full extent of firms’ exploitation of long-standing customers. Running in […]

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Praemium launches multi-asset funds to UK market

Smart Investment Management, the investment arm of Praemium, has launched Ucits versions of its Smartfund 80% Protected range for the UK market. Previously the risk-graded multi-asset range was available for international advisers, but a Ucits version of the funds with clean share classes has now been launched. The funds will have an ongoing charge of 0.5 […]

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