Lloyds Banking Group’s pre-tax profits have jumped 23 per cent to hit £1.6bn for the quarter, latest results show. For the three months to the end of March, the bank has reported net income of £4,3bn, up 4 per cent year on year, as Lloyds sounded a bullish note on the prospects for the UK […]
Support service provider SimplyBiz has completed its listing on the London Stock Exchange. SimplyBiz, which also offers its own range of funds and panel services to providers, issued its entire share capital to the Aim market at 8am today. With a placing price of 170p per share, the firm has achieved a market capitalisation of […]
Clifton’s Adam Tavener on pension-led business funding and the crisis in the Sipp market There is a “quiet crisis” going on in the self-invested personal pension market, according to Clifton Group’s chairman Adam Tavener. Clifton specialises in providing services to SMEs through four business units – Sipp and small self-administered scheme subsidiary Morgan Lloyd; financial […]
Enthusiasm for the Lifetime Isa tax-free savings offering has been muted among advisers and their clients. A year on from its launch, experts remain disappointed over the lack of appetite for Lifetime Isas. In April 2017, the product hit the market with little fanfare, amid criticism it would primarily serve the children of the wealthy. […]
With auto-enrolment (AE) well under way for the UK’s largest businesses, over the next three years an additional 800,000 smaller employers (with less than 60 employees) will start their journey to comply with the legislation. AE mandates all eligible employees and their respective employers to make regular pension contributions into a qualifying pension scheme. To learn more about the legislation read our brief Jelf AEase — simple steps to AE compliance guide.
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