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Why clients need to overcome annuity aversion

Retirees often say they want their pension fund to provide a guaranteed income that will last for their lifetime. They just don’t want an annuity. Anyone watching consumers engage with the retirement market in recent years will be well aware of this glaring paradox. Money Marketing recently highlighted FCA research showing that just using the […]

Chancellor eyes boost to homes and wages in Autumn Statement

Chancellor Philip Hammond will seek to boost income levels and deliver more affordable housing in his first Autumn Statement later today. The BBC reports measures to be included in the Autumn Statement include reducing the rate at which benefits are withdrawn when people start work, and increasing the national living wage to £7.50 an hour […]

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FCA hits out at high fund charges and poor returns

High charges in actively managed funds are not justified by higher returns on average, the FCA has found. “Weak price competition” and a failure to report performance against an appropriate benchmark were just two of the shortcomings the regulator has found in the asset management market. Releasing the interim findings of a study into the […]

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Guide: what you need to consider for your auto-enrolment project

In this guide, Johnson Fleming reveals what items you need to understand to gauge the impact of auto-enrolment on your business. The guide focuses on: the impact that your auto-enrolment scheme will have on you; assessing your workforce; understanding your staging date; reviewing your current provision; and modelling contribution levels and costs.

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