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.
It goes without saying Brexit has overshadowed much of the usual business of government. The bold vision of domestic policy reform Theresa May set out on the steps of Number 10 on her first day in office in 2016 has been reduced to a sideshow at best, as she grapples with the all-consuming endeavour of […]
With so many firms struggling to hire talented advisers, should the place where candidates have trained determine the kind of advice they give? The number of pathways into the advice profession has increased significantly over the past decade in a bid to encourage new talent. Coupled with the rise of vertical integration and increased competition […]
Statistics from the final quarter of last year suggest pension transfer activity has passed its high-point, with the FCA’s focus on the market forcing advisers out of play. AJ Bell cites government figures showing that transfers dropped 20 per cent between October and December 2018, down to £6.3bn from £8bn. AJ Bell senior analyst Tom […]