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LibDems demand pledge from banks

The LibDems have accused the Government of trying to “bribe” people to buy into a falling market. They propose pumping extra liquidity into the market only if banks give assurances that it will be used to maintain credit and not increase reserves or pay dividends.

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Judgement day

The recent case of the IFA who was taken to task over his supervision of a pension transfer specialist brought to mind the whole concept of outsourcing and delegation. In the case in question, the IFA admitted that he was not competent to challenge the advice given by the specialist, so to supervise this individual he would have needed a competent person to review his work. If a principal of an IFA firm is not well qualified or deemed competent, how can they even consider complex enquiries?

A taste of the exotic

Disappointing weather is not the only thing currently making people think about fleeing the UK’s shores.

Mothers missing out on millions

By Steve Webb, director of policy and external communications The ninth Royal London Policy Paper discusses how thousands of mothers are missing out on state pension rights when they don’t have to Earlier this month we published the ninth Royal London Policy Paper, entitled ‘Mothers Missing out on Millions’. It focuses on the thousands of mothers […]

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