The Second Annual Henry Stewart Conference into Pensions Compliance is to take place on July 5.The conference will hear from a variety of speakers ranging from Occupation Pensions Regulatory Authority's chief executive Caroline Instance to Prudential Corporate Pensions' director of risk and compliance Joan Wood.Among the subjects to be discussed at the one day event […]
The National Hairdressers' Federation has joined with Legal & General and Advizas to launch a pre-Stakeholder pension scheme.The affinity group pension will be available to the federations 5,000 plus members from September 1.The scheme which will be set up as a group personal pension, was negotiated by Advizas on the NHF's behalf.L&G are providing the […]
The UK's largest network DBS has announced it is in talks with a potential buyer.The share price at 12pm today had jumped 45p to 184.5 from 139.5.A stockmarket statement released earlier today says: "The board of DBS has noted the recent rise in its share price and announces that it is holding discussions which may […]
Charities have the chance to benefit from Isa sales through a collaboration between Ecclesiastical Insurance and Newcastle Building Society.'Monty the Duck' the National Meninigitis official mascot has already benefited from a £200 donation. It is one of seven charities which are set to benefit from the scheme.The scheme was devised when Ecclesiastical teamed up with […]
With auto-enrolment (AE) well under way for the UK’s largest businesses, over the next three years an additional 800,000 smaller employers (with less than 60 employees) will start their journey to comply with the legislation. AE mandates all eligible employees and their respective employers to make regular pension contributions into a qualifying pension scheme. To learn more about the legislation read our brief Jelf AEase — simple steps to AE compliance guide.
Platforms should brace themselves for a difficult second half of the year as sluggish Isa sales led to a soft second quarter, consultancy Fundscape says. Fundscape’s latest platform market figures show total platform assets – including the advised and direct-to-consumer sectors – grew by £32bn to £604bn in the second quarter of the year. However, […]
Advisers giving defined benefit pension transfer advice can expect to pay nearly double for their professional indemnity insurance premiums at the next renewal than those who do not advise in that area. QPI, which is part of insurance broker PIB Group, says advisers with DB exposure can expect to pay between 2 per cent and 3 […]
Back in April, I wrote a piece explaining why investors shouldn’t give up on bonds just yet. Given the heightened volatility in equity markets this year, I thought it might be a good idea to take a closer look at this asset class, too. The VIX index, which predicts market volatility and is known as […]