The House of Lords EU Committee warned the UK government may have insufficiently set out its ideas to the EU on the reform of supervisory bodies and says it is “behind the ball game” on some EU proposals.
Windsor Life and seven days – seven months more like. If Standard Life can do everything via one telephone call (that is for an internal annuity) and no forms, why can’t everybody else? If it is that easy for an internal process it cannot be that much more difficult for an external transfer.
Artemis senior partner Mark Tyndall recognises the short-term ‘dangers’ for investors of a slowdown in China and beyond. But talk of volatility in developed markets is overstated, he says. Click here to watch video
The Pensions Regulator has agreed to share market intelligence on defined benefit transfers on a regular basis with the FCA and The Pensions Advisory Service so trustees can ensure members fully understand the risks involved. In a new formal agreement, TPR will share its reports on DB market intelligence roughly every two weeks with the […]
Advisers explain how out-of-town offices are preferable to city centres and why the retirement market is key It is easy for outsiders to make assumptions about the North East based on the so-called North/South divide. While acknowledging the real challenges in this part of the UK, local advisers are keen to highlight the positives that […]
Advisers are questioning the value that best-buy fund lists have after Hargreaves Lansdown’s opinion-splitting decision to reform its flagship Wealth 150. According to a recent report from consultancy Platforum, 61 per cent of advisers use the services of fund research agencies, while an increasing number of providers and fund supermarkets are launching lists of the […]