Italy vote compounds problems for ailing banks

Markets have had a muted response to Italy’s referendum result which rejected prime minister Matteo Renzi’s constitutional reform plans that would have diluted the power of the Senate. Renzi resigned last night as the results showed 59 per cent of the electorate voted against the measures. As at 9.30am, the euro was at $1.0634, a fall […]

Mothers missing out on millions

By Steve Webb, director of policy and external communications The ninth Royal London Policy Paper discusses how thousands of mothers are missing out on state pension rights when they don’t have to Earlier this month we published the ninth Royal London Policy Paper, entitled ‘Mothers Missing out on Millions’. It focuses on the thousands of mothers […]

Clients are prepared to pay more for planning, advisers argue

Three top advisers have argued firms should charge more for planning as clients are becoming more willing to pay for these services. At the Personal Finance Society’s National Symposium in London last week, Thornton Chartered Financial Planners, Killik & Co and Informed Choice noted a trend that clients are accepting higher charges for advice, provided […]


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