The National Association of Pensions Funds says it supports the plans to build a fairer system for the future that will allow everyone to build a secure retirement income.
Former Berkeley Berry Birch chief executive Cliff Lockyer has ended his 34-year career in financial services after stepping down as chairman of Synaptic. He is replaced by Tory MP John Maples whose roles have included deputy party chairman and Shadow Foreign Secretary as well as having been chairman of Saatchi and Saatchi Government Communications for […]
I was disappointed by Ian McKenna’s review of wrap offerings in the e-commerce supplement. He does not distinguish between platforms which offer a wide range of investment funds, such as Cofunds, and true wraps, such as Transact, that allow any investment as long as it is quoted on a stockmarket. There is a world of […]
CBK is calling for protection providers to offer advisers a choice of commission structure to reduce churning and improve the sustainability of their business. Principal Peter Chadborn says advisers should have a choice as they do with investment and pension products and says this would create more value in IFA businesses. At present, advisers can […]
Leading fund managers have hit back at Anthony Bolton’s assertion that the bull run could be at an end. Speaking at the Securities and Investment Institute conference last week, Fidelity special sits fund manager Bolton predicted the end of the bull market in the next few months. But New Star UK growth fund manager Stephen […]
As more and more employers reach their auto-enrolment staging date, thousands of HR, pensions and finance professionals have been tasked with navigating the minefield of ongoing scheme governance and auditing with little support.
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A majority of independent financial advisers think there should be a single rate of tax relief according to this week’s Money Marketing poll. More than 120 advisers took part in the poll with 77 in favour of a single rate of tax relief, 39 against and six undecided. Yellowtail Financial planning managing director Dennis Hall […]
The FCA has issued a warning over ‘commoditised’ defined benefit pension transfers running the risk of unsuitable advice. In a letter sent to advisers holding pension transfer permissions, the regulator reminds planners that a “key area” of its focus is on pension transfers, and that it will later this year be contacting all firms to […]
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