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Royal London launches drawdown warning system for advisers

Royal London is launching an “early warning” system for advisers with clients in its drawdown product. The mutual saw a 67 per cent increase in sales over 2015 but cautions new drawdown customers face “financial detriment” if they are unaware of issues such as inflation and investment risk. The new service will alert advisers if […]

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Osborne cuts CGT to 20%

Chancellor George Osborne has moved to reduce capital gains tax from 28 per cent to 20 per cent. For basic rate taxpayers, CGT will fall from 18 per cent to 10 per cent. The changes will come into effect in three weeks’ time. However rates will remain at the current levels for residential property and […]

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L&G profits rise despite annuity drop-off

Legal & General’s operating profit rose 14 per cent in 2015 led by a steep increase in profits from the retirement business. According to the insurer’s full year results, published today, the retirement division saw profits rise 49 per cent year-on-year, from £428m to £639m in 2015. Overall group profit rose 14 per cent, to […]

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Robert Reid: Lifetime Isa could torpedo auto-enrolment

Growing up, I enjoyed a varied diet thanks to a collection of aunts’ home cooking. One thing all the dishes had in common was their simplicity, which allowed those recipes to be handed down the generations. When trying to engage people you should avoid messages that are too complicated. It is even more important to […]

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FANGs – how high can they go?

Ali Unwin, Chief Technology Officer & Fund Manager, Neptune Ali Unwin, manager of the Neptune Global Technology Fund, looks at the dominance of the large tech stocks and asks what the likelihood of a sell-off is after their impressive run. Read more  Important Information Investment risks   This Fund may have a high volatility rating and […]

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