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Treasury admits MAS branding ‘misleading’ as service is scrapped

The Government has admitted that the Money Advice Service brand is “misleading” to consumers because it does not offer regulated advice. Under proposals now under consultation, MAS will be closed, with its pension guidance remit going to a new provider, while a second body with a responsibility for money guidance will also be launched. In […]

MPs weigh early state pension access plan

An influential committee of MPs is to consider recommending early access to state pensions for both men and women early next week. The Work and Pensions committee has been examining the issue as part of its investigation into the new state pension, and in particular, the changes to the state retirement age of women. Campaigners […]

Roger Edwards: We need to engage, not enrage

  Why do we see so little service design innovation in financial services and protection in particular? I am not talking here about the imminent arrival of UnderwriteMe and the obvious improvements it will make to the application process. I am talking about the overall customer experience. Promotions focus on new products or tweaks to […]

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Peter Hargreaves: UK would thrive outside EU

Hargreaves Lansdown co-founder Peter Hargreaves has downplayed fears of market uncertainty if the UK leaves the European Union. Speaking on Radio 4’s Today programme, Hargreaves said that a Brexit would be “an absolute fillip” for the UK’s economy. He also fought back against pro-EU campaigners who have claimed an EU exit would leave the City of London […]

India Q&A: a market with momentum?

Kunal Desai, Head of Indian Equities, Neptune India is in the midst of a significant transformation, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi undertaking an ambitious reform agenda. But what is the current state of the market and what makes India an attractive investment story today? Read the article here For investment professionals only – not for […]

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