I am open minded, but peer-to-peer lending troubles me and there are a few myths and rumours which need debunking: You do not have to advise on it to be independent While peer-to-peer lending is FCA-regulated it is not a retail investment product, so you do not need to advise on it to remain independent. Should […]
Hargreaves Lansdown has moved 13 index tracker funds into its Wealth 150 Plus list to help investors compare them with active funds across different sectors. The move marks the first time passive funds are part of the list since its creation in 2003. The funds have until now been included on the firm’s Core Tracker […]
By James Dowey, chief economist & CIO at Neptune WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF CHUGGING ALONG AT 3 PER CENT A YEAR? That was the average rate of real economic growth in the advanced world from the end of the Second World War until the late 2000s. Despite all of the recessions and social changes […]
The Government is pushing ahead with plans to introduce a £500 allowance for retirement advice but warns there are fraud risks attached with using the allowance more than once. The Treasury has published a consultation paper on how to implement a “pensions advice allowance”, as first proposed as part of the initial Financial Advice Market […]
With auto-enrolment (AE) well under way for the UK’s largest businesses, over the next three years an additional 800,000 smaller employers (with less than 60 employees) will start their journey to comply with the legislation. AE mandates all eligible employees and their respective employers to make regular pension contributions into a qualifying pension scheme. To learn more about the legislation read our brief Jelf AEase — simple steps to AE compliance guide.
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