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John Lawson: Why it is time to scrap the lifetime allowance

The factors used in pension tax law to measure defined benefit pensions have become increasingly outdated since the 2006 simplification project. Arguably, the factors used at that time to convert DB into cash amounts for measurement against the annual and lifetime allowances were generous to members. Today, there can be no argument that defined contribution […]

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Nationwide cuts mortgage rates by up to 0.35%

Nationwide is reducing selected fixed, tracker and shared equity mortgage rates by up to 0.35 per cent tomorrow. The two-year 60 per cent loan-to-value fixed rate product now starts at 1.34 per cent with a £999 fee, which is Nationwide’s lowest-ever fixed rate, and 1.74 per cent with no fee. The three-year fixed rate mortgage […]

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Jupiter breaks £40bn AUM mark despite investment trust outflows

Net inflows of £789m in the third quarter have helped take the Jupiter’s assets under management to £40.4bn. Absolute return, fixed income and global emerging market strategies saw “significant” inflows, according to interim results. Chief executive Maarten Slendebroek says: “This has been achieved against a backdrop of market uncertainty following the UK referendum. Alongside these flows, we […]

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