What the Bank of England rate rise means for pensions

Today’s historic Bank of England rate increase will give pensions a “modest boost” but heralds a warning for those planning to transfer out of their final salary pension. The bank today announced an increase in interest rates from 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent; the first rise in a decade. While many pointed to […]


CISI hits out at FCA inducement ban

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment has warned of unintended consumer detriment under the FCA’s proposed inducements ban. The CISI says while “extravagant hospitality gifts and monetary inducements are clearly unacceptable”, a blanket ban could restrict the opportunity for optimum knowledge sharing, networking and mutual understanding of products and services available across the industry. […]


Goldman chief executive calls for second Brexit referendum

Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd Blankfein has called for the UK to hold a second Brexit referendum. The boss of the world’s largest bank has made several veiled swipes at Brexit on social media over the last month, but in a Tweet on Thursday afternoon Blankfein was more explicit. He said: “Here in UK, lots […]


UK housebuilders: political risk on the rise

Mark Martin, Head of UK Equities, Neptune As expected, the Autumn Budget contained multiple policies directed towards the Government’s stated desire to support home ownership and housebuilding.  It did not include any significant measures to solve the housing shortage, however. Read article Important information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating […]


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