The gender gap in pension savings has widened, according to Scottish Widows’ fifth annual women and pensions report. It found that only 47 per cent of women are saving adequately compared with 59 per cent of men.
The FSA has banned Atom Associates director Ayodele Olubunmi Thomas for submitting inflated income information to obtain mortgages and loan advances.
The FSA has confirmed that consumers invested in Lehman-backed products with either NDF administration or Defined Returns Limited may be entitled to compensation from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
A lot of people ask me what I think is the current state of the protection market. In fact, people ask me all the time. While intimately involved in it, I might not be the best person to ask as I am too close to the action. What I would say is that we as […]
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Over the last seven years you have probably read countless articles and had endless discussions about when the Federal Reserve (Fed) is next going to hike. The chart below shows the Fed Funds rate implied by the market at the beginning of each year since 2010. The Fed did finally edge rates higher in December […]
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Aviva has triggered a five day platform blackout as it moves to new technology. The platform will be unavailable from 6pm on Wednesday 17 January through to Monday 22 January while the provider manages its transition onto an updated system run by technology provider FNZ. The downtime will affect Aviva’s investment platform only, but other adviser […]
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