Moody’s warns that stricter underwriting standards following the FSA’s mortgage market review could push up arrears as it will be more difficult for non-prime borrowers to remortgage, leaving them vulnerable to interest rate rises.
The FSA has fined UBS £8m for systems and controls failures that enabled four employees to carry out unauthorised transactions involving customer money on at least 39 accounts.
MGM Advantage has appointed Chris George as actuarial function holder and with-profits actuary.
Isas and other Uk and offshore tax-effective investments which could be considered as pension alternatives
As pension saving has moved from defined benefit towards defined contribution or personal pensions, investment risk, longevity and inflation have become issues that pension savers are having to deal with themselves. In the first of a four-part series, Annie Shaw looks at how the retirement saving landscape has changed and how pension savers can manage the risks involved
The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) recently published its 40th annual survey of workplace pensions. The survey looks at both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes.
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