Actuarial and pension specialists Wolanski & Co and CheckleyFisher have merged to create Wolanski CheckleyFisher.
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 Tebbutt, who left Millfield last week and has been replaced by group sales and marketing director Alan Easter, says he is appalled at the way he has been the subject of […]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 […]
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BT has avoided the potential threat of industrial action by agreeing a deal with its main union to close its defined benefit pension scheme. The telecoms giant said in November it planned to close the DB scheme as part of its plans to get to grips with its £14bn pension deficit, an offer the Communication […]
Royal Bank of Scotland is mulling launching a standalone digital bank and has assigned a former top executive to the project, according to reports. Sky News says RBS’s former chief operating officer Mark Bailie is leading the “secret” project and that tens of millions of pounds have been assigned to creating the digital platform. The […]
New adviser trade body Pimfa has expressed concerns that a 21 month transition deal to leave the EU may not be long enough to reach a final deal firms can use to plan ahead. The Government announced yesterday that it had agreed a “large part” of the deal for the UK to withdraw from the […]