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.
Recent trips north for the Ashes tests were melancholic experiences. You cannot pass through the West Midlands without being saddened by the malaise afflicting our man- ufacturing heartland.
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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The Government should make it easier for advisers to sell products that blend income drawdown with insurance to meet future care costs, according to former pensions minister Steve Webb. A paper published today by Royal London calls on the Government to introduce policy changes which allow new products to be created that pay for long-term […]
Independent governance committees at big-name pension providers are failing to safeguard the interests of savers and the FCA must take action, fresh research finds. In 2015, the FCA required contract-based pension providers to appoint IGCs to act as champions of savers’ interests. IGCs are required to publish annual reports to increase transparency and encourage comparison […]
The FCA is reviewing the content of its pension transfer specialist examination standard in light of recent issues with pension transfer advice, Money Marketing understands. The regulator does not offer qualifications but it does have a role in setting standards for exams and publishes “appropriate examination standards” guidance. Money Marketing understands a working group, mostly […]