Almost a quarter of homeowners in the UK are leaving their families’ futures uncertain by failing to cover their mortgage debts in the event of their death, according to Friends Provident. The figures suggest that homeowners are putting the contents of their homes before the house itself and, despite an estimated 2tn protection gap, 92 […]
Outgoing Millfield chief executive Paul Tebbutt has fired a parting shot at industry critics, saying he made a mistake but has paid for it. Tebbutt, who left Millfield last week and has been replaced by group sales and marketing director Alan Easter, says he is appalled at the way he has been the subject of […]
BM Solutions is on course to achieve a record month of applications. BM says it received its highest number of applications ever submitted in a 24 hour period on May 9 at 145m. The lender says it is on target to record 1bn of applications this month.
It seems that the IFA Defence Union lawyer Andrew Kerr is a man of many talents. His company, England’s Safety Equipment, has just been awarded the Queen’s Award for innovation for inventing the inflatable body armour system. The IBAS, pictured left with Kerr, can apparently withstand armour-piercing fire from an AK47, prevent a soldier from […]
Jamie Clark – Business Development Manager, Royal London Further to its investigation into the collapse of BHS and the impact on its pension scheme, the Work and Pensions Select Committee sets out its recommendation for defined benefits (DB) schemes going forward. We take a look at the main findings. Not all employers are naughty The report […]
Along with all the other firms that provide advice on defined benefit transfers, we received our questionnaire from the FCA about the quantity and nature of cases we have handled since 2015. By the time you read this, the deadline for its return will have passed and those under scrutiny will have breathed a collective […]
This year has been a difficult one for investors- the FTSE 100 is currently down around 8 per cent on the start of the year. With fears surrounding Brexit and a possible recession, investors have been cautious to say the least. Here is a look at some of the best and worst performing funds of […]
Leading lights of the planning, pensions and investment space share their best guesses for how advice will evolve in the year ahead Cash will (initially) be king At the start of 2019 the temptation to move into cash will be very strong indeed for clients approaching or in retirement as market volatility and the uncertainty […]