Mowatt Financial Planning director Will Mowatt has followed the debate on partial defined benefit transfers with interest. The former actuary turned IFA thinks having the option available is “such an obvious thing to do” and that DB schemes should not have the ability to decide for themselves whether to offer them. He says: “It needs […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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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