Anthony Arter

Ombudsman sees sharp rise in liberation and Sipp complaints

The Pensions Ombudsman received over 200 complaints concerning pension liberation in 2015/16, up from 180 on the previous year. Cases relating to pension liberation – where savers attempt to access their pot before the age of 55 – account for 20 per cent of all cases, according to the Ombudsman’s annual report. In addition, enquiries […]


Why the lack of women in fund management?

Company culture, lack of trust and flexibility in the fund industry are keeping women away from senior management roles, experts say. A recent Tilney Bestinvest research shows very little progress has been made in gender diversity among fund managers as fewer than one in 10 fund managers are female, trailing other professions such as law […]


Bank of England holds Brexit talks with major banks

Bank bosses were called into the Bank of England yesterday to talk about Brexit fallout on the UK’s financial system, according to the Financial Times. The “fireside chat” aimed to calm big banks’ concerns about liquidity, and called on them to keep lending to avoid a 2008-style credit crunch. The chief executives of HSBC, Barclays, […]


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