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Jupiter aims to grow Sipp customer base

Jupiter is teaming up with Sipp platform Imago as part of its plans to more than double its Sipp customer base over the next year to 400 cases from 129 so far this year. The platform is designed to quickly generate single and comparative illustrations on full drawdown, phased drawdown and phased annuity purchase, among others types for IFA users.

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Time right for annuities review, says McDonald

The Retirement Income Reform Campaign called on the Government to announce a consultation on annuities reform in a meeting with Treasury economic secretary Ruth Kelly this week.RIRC director Dr Oonagh McDonald and Sir Nicholas Goodison told Kelly they believed the time was right for a formal review and consultation process.RIRC formally submitted to the Government […]

&#39Stakeholder charge cap creating advice vacuum&#39

The 1 per cent charge cap on stakeholder is leading to an advice vacuum, according to a report from Datamonitor.The business information company argues that consumers are finding it difficult to access any source of advice on the schemes as providers and IFAs struggle to reconcile giving advice under low margins.Datamonitor says within the 1 […]

Biggest Irish loan broker is building in UK with IFA buys

Ireland&#39s biggest mortgage broker IFG is quietly emerging as a major player in the UK market, buying up small IFAs and adding them to its national UK IFA arm – IFG Life & Pensions.Its most recent acquisition is London-based IFA Saunderson House for £7m. The deal saw Saun-derson House chairman David Saunderson bro-ught in as […]

Why prevention is better than cure

Quoting the famous adage, prevention is better than cure; there are many proactive benefits that can improve wellness in the workplace, decrease stress, increase staff morale and reduce absenteeism, as well as attracting and retaining employees of a higher standard. With a recent study showing that employees in Britain are working below peak productivity, preventative benefits can ensure you address potential health issues or causes of stress at their source and ensure productivity in the workplace remains at an optimum level. With this in mind, how are you using preventative benefits to help keep your workforce happy and healthy?

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