Hargreaves Lansdown head of pensions research Tom McPhail has set up a pension blog at tommcphail. blogspot.com
This autumn will see a surge in British residents buying overseas property, predicts Moneycorp.It says the number of people buying second homes abroad rises by as much as 26 per cent after the summer holidays.It estimates that around 800,000 British people owned overseas property in 2006, up from 550,000 in 2004.Spokesman Nick Bull says: “Our […]
Will the clouds over the market disperse or are we in for a storm?
SWIP has poached Cazenove’s five strong multi-manager team as it bids to widen its investment offering.
As we move closer to the time to respond to the retail distribution review and other discussion papers, it may well be worth setting out the ABI’s position according to their submission to the original working parties. In essence, they state that IFAs control 60 per cent of distribution and that this is a problem […]
Loomis Sayles’ Macro Analyst, Craig Burelle, discusses the key takeaways for bond markets during Q3 2016 and looks at the outlook for global growth and inflation. Click here
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The Government should make it easier for advisers to sell products that blend income drawdown with insurance to meet future care costs, according to former pensions minister Steve Webb. A paper published today by Royal London calls on the Government to introduce policy changes which allow new products to be created that pay for long-term […]
Independent governance committees at big-name pension providers are failing to safeguard the interests of savers and the FCA must take action, fresh research finds. In 2015, the FCA required contract-based pension providers to appoint IGCs to act as champions of savers’ interests. IGCs are required to publish annual reports to increase transparency and encourage comparison […]
The FCA is reviewing the content of its pension transfer specialist examination standard in light of recent issues with pension transfer advice, Money Marketing understands. The regulator does not offer qualifications but it does have a role in setting standards for exams and publishes “appropriate examination standards” guidance. Money Marketing understands a working group, mostly […]