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L&G: ISA best for retirement saving

Saving in an ISA retirement plan beats regular contributions into a stakeholder pension, says L&G pensions strategy director Adrian Boulding.

Boulding told delegates at Money Marketing live in London today that saving in an ISA with the option of moving funds into a pension later meant individuals could still benefit from full pension tax relief.

Boulding said: “We are looking at a stakeholder/ISA combination product which will allow access to capital and give tax relief later in an individual&#39s working life, perhaps when they are a high rate tax payer.”


Forsyth Partners – Forsyth Alternative Strategies Series One &#45 Income Generator Note

Type: Capital-protected fund of hedge funds Aim: Income and growth linked to the performance of a portfolio of hedge funds and cash Minimum investment: Lump sum $50,000 Place of registration: Dublin Term:10 years Guarantee: Original capital returned in full regardless of performance of underlying funds Return: Years one to five&#45 the greater of 2% income […]

A lot of FOS about nothing?

Can you advise me about trying to get compensation from my previous financial adviser, who I believe gave me incorrect advice. What do I need to do and what will happen to him? It is important that in cases where a financial services professional has done wrong, for example, by knowingly misleading a client, the […]

MBNA poised to buy Egg – reports

MBNA is believed to be about to buy Egg from Prudential after reentering the bidding for the internet bank. The auction began in January but initial bidders Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds TSB have since withdrawn their interest. Reports suggest that the offer from US credit card giant MBNA may be the last chance […]

61% of advisers say FSA struggling to do its job

The FSA once more received a vote of no confidence last week as 61 per cent of advisers indicated they believe the regulator is struggling to do a good job. Results from a poll of 600 advisers at the LIA conference revealed that there is still deep dissatisfaction with the regulator in light of the […]

US: mid-year review and outlook

By Felix Wintle, Manager of the Neptune US Opportunities Fund H1 2014 Economic data: after last year’s strength, economic data has disappointed. Indeed, the economy contracted 2.9 per cent in the first three months of the year — the US economy’s worst performance for five years. However, rather than a symptom of underlying economic weakness or […]


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