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Naked again at conference

The Pensions Action Group is organising a “Stripped of our Pensions” demonstration for the fifth consecutive year at the Labour Party conference in Bournemouth on September 25. Pensioners who lost money following the collapse of their company pension schemes will demonstrate naked outside the conference.


Two-thirds of consumers have never heard of wrap

Almost two-thirds of consumers have never heard of wrap and many who believe that they do understand the term think it relates to tax or a folder for holding investments in, according to research by Hargreaves LansdownThe company found that 63 per cent of clients have not heard the term wrap used in an investment […]

‘Be transparent on sub-prime exposure’

Alliance & Leicester head of specialist lending Jeremy Claridge says lenders must be more open about their exposure to the US sub-prime crisis.Claridge says the market is spooked because lenders have not been open enough.A&L increased pricing on its near-prime and credit-adverse range by 0.75 per cent last week and Claridge says it will not […]

Platform hikes sub-prime rates by 1 per cent and tightens criteria

Platform has confirmed it will be increasing its non-conforming range by 1 per cent with maximum loan to values lowered to 90 per cent from 95 per cent.It will also be increasing its prime range by an average of 0.40 per cent.As revealed by Money Marketing online yesterday, the lender will be lowering maximum LTVs […]

First Actuarial wants transfer value rethink

First Actuarial has called for the Government to look again at its draft regulations on the calculation of transfer values from final-salary pension schemes.The firm says the proposal contained in the consultation to exclude employers from the process of calculating transfer values is inconsistent with the overall policy of getting trustees and employers to work […]

Tax avoidance (the fight goes on)

In recent times, we have witnessed high-profile celebrities and sports stars make the headlines for potential tax liabilities on ‘failed’ tax avoidance schemes. We are now used to reading about these individuals, but what about those who advise on such schemes? Read more


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