Liverpool Victoria has selected Electronic Data Systems to enhance its online application capabilities and provide a tele-underwriting service for its life protection business in a contract extension worth 26m.
University graduates risk cutting their pension funds in half by delaying contributions until they are 30, warns HSBC. Almost half of young people believe they are too young to prioritise their pension, with 48 per cent of 16-24-year-olds ignoring the need for a pension. Research by NOP in February for HSBC questioned 981 adults aged […]
The DWP has launched a website allowing the public to discuss the national pensions debate. The site – www.dwp.gov.uk/debate – contains an interactive section allowing people to send the department their views on key issues.
Proposed changes to the FSA approved person’s regime could lead to more companies being fined as the regulator has less scope to fine individual employees, warns law- yers Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. The firm says the rules, which are expected to come into force next April, will merge previously specific systems and management roles within financial […]
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Invesco Perpetual leads the latest edition of the infamous Spot the Dog report, which identifies underperforming equity funds, as the number of dogs hits a record high. In its bi-annual Spot the Dog report, Bestinvest names and shames funds that have underperformed their benchmarks for three consecutive years and by more than five per cent over […]
Most firms regulated by the FCA are satisfied with its performance and believe it is an efficient regulator, the watchdog has said. The survey conducted by the FCA and its Practitioner Panel – one of its advisory bodies – sought feedback on the regulator’s performance from the firms it oversees. The results showed that both satisfaction and […]
Investing at this stage of the market cycle is a tough balancing act. While over-exposure to risky assets leaves a portfolio vulnerable when a correction really bites, taking too much risk off the table too soon can mean missing out on the remaining opportunities which may still present themselves over the coming months. With so […]