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Just Retirement joins the Exchange annuity service

IFA portal the Exchange has re-designed its annuity service and specialist enhanced annuities provider Just Retirement, has joined the service. The total number of providers available through the portal is now 16.


Life office in Fundsdirect deal

A life office is understood to be in the closing stages of a deal with Fundsdirect. Prudential is rumoured to be a leading partner alongside Egg and Fundsdirect. The deal would allow sharing of investment costs, risk and offer marketing support.

Ewing set to leave Fundsdirect

Fundsdirect chief executive officer Sean Ewing is understood to be leaving the company. Company founder Ewing is thought to have tended his resignation in August but will be leaving the group in the next few days.

£130m for St James property fund

St James&#39s Place&#39s commercial property fund has taken in £130m in the six months since its launch. The fund, which is managed by Duncan Owen of Insight Investment Management, invests in a mix of retail, office and industrial properties.

&#39Advisers in the dark on tax credits&#39

Advisers do not understand the current pension tax credits system, says Pension Commission chairman Adair Turner. Publishing his report into UK pensions, Turner said IFAs are as in the dark as consumers about tax credits which has led to a false belief that the highest earners are the best incentivised to save. Turner says: “When […]

FAMR – a familiar response

Pension specialist Fiona Tait takes a look at the Financial Advice Market Review and assesses the three areas where it suggests improvements can be made With significant budget changes ruled out (for a while anyway), the pension community briefly turned its attention to the FCA’s final report on its Financial Advice Market Review (FAMR), hoping […]


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