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James Hay Consultancy says it will bear cost of pensions changes

James Hay Consultancy says it will make all necessary changes to small self-administered scheme documentation for schemes established between January 2004 and April 2005 to bring them into line with the proposed new rules without any additional charge.

James Hay Consultancy director of consultancy David Seaton says: “This guarantee offers customers the best of both worlds – not only can they start capitalising on the compelling reasons to establish a SSAS now, but they will also reap the benefits of the new schemes in 2005, without any additional cost.”


Woolwich Plan Managers – Woolwich Capital Growth Plan

WOOLWICH PLAN MANAGERS Woolwich Capital Growth Plan Type: Guaranteed equity bond Aim: Growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index Minimum-maximum investment: £3,000-£500.000 Isa £7,000 Term: Six years Return: 25% growth on initial investment or 50% growth in the FTSE 100 index Guarantee: Original capital returned in full regardless of performance of index […]

Higher property values for landlords – Paragon

Paragon&#39s buy to let index for March shows another rise in the prices landlords are paying for their residential investments, with a three per cent rise in property values in February following a 0.6 per cent rise in January. Managing director John Heron says: “The housing market has proved remarkably robust since the New Year, […]

Templeton looks for hidden treasures

Franklin Templeton Investments has unveiled the Templeton Global Emerging Markets fund, an Oeic that invests in emerging markets such as China, India, Brazil and Turkey. The fund will be managed by the same team as the Templeton Emerging Markets investment trust and will hold between 100 and 150 stocks. The team is headed by Mark […]

Miles is shunned while Barker is backed

The Miles report appears to have been sidelined in the Budget, which failed to announce a consultation into the recommendations made by Professor David Miles last week. The only mention of the report in the Budget is an announcement that its recommendations will be “considered by the Government and the FSA”, in a move that […]

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Pension freedoms: stop the scams

At the beginning of 2015, we highlighted that the new pension freedoms that come fully online on 6 April also represent a very attractive opportunity for the criminal fraternity to scam savers out of some, or all, of their accumulated retirement savings.


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