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Labour MP: Make advice on Lifetime Isa compulsory

A senior Treasury official has dismissed calls to make individuals take financial advice before enrolling in the new Lifetime Isa. In a Public Bill Committee meeting yesterday, MPs debated new clauses tabled for the legislation that will introduce the Lifetime Isa – the Savings (Government Contributions) Bill. One of the proposed clauses would place a duty on the […]

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Aegon eyes platform revenue boost after passing £10bn in assets

Aegon has said it is planning to drum up more business from platform fees and move away from insurance products as assets on its platform passed £10bn in the third quarter of 2016. The provider’s results today show that Aegon moved €1.5bn (£1.32bn) of client assets from its backbook onto its platform between July and […]

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Advice demand for long-term care on the rise, study suggests

Advisers are set to pick up more work planning for long term care needs, a new survey by Just Retirement Partnership suggests. While two thirds of over-45s believe they may be forced to sell their home to pay for care, only 6 per cent have included care costs in their financial planning. 53 per cent […]

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We should have seen Trump and Brexit coming

So here we are. In just two months time the world will be watching the inauguration of President Donald J Trump. While it is safe to say not everyone welcomed the outcome of the US election with open arms, politicians and us mere mortals are beginning to, at the very least, come to terms with […]

Navigating volatility

The making of any fund can be seen in how it responds to crises and opportunities. In this short video, Head of Multi Asset at Royal London Asset Management Trevor Greetham outlines how the Royal London Global Multi Asset Portfolios or GMAPs navigated through Brexit and the US election cycle. He also highlights the importance […]

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