The National Association of Pension Funds has called on the Government to create a simple state pension that pays £8,000 a year.
House prices increased 0.7 per cent in March, resulting in a yearly increase of 9 per cent, according to a house price survey by Nationwide.
The focus over the past months has been on helping members attain the required qualifications, yet we have still had to be careful not to overlook the need to keep up to date with everything that is happening in a dynamic and challenging environment. Economic trends, fiscal and regulatory changes and market developments all need […]
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The FSA says it is looking into a potential breach of its incentives rules by a firm. In its discussion paper, Platforms: Delivering the RDR, the FSA says that there is a risk that platforms will compete for business from adviser firms by offering incentives which do not comply with the inducement rule. It says: […]
It was great to see our industry picking up on the themes of product relevance in 2016 and making it easier to access protection cover. But the biggest change I saw in 2016 was a shift to talking more about the end customer and building the right propositions for them. Following the events of last […]
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The Financial Services Compensation Scheme has declared self-invested personal pension operators Stadia Trustees, Brooklands Trustees and Montpelier Pension Administration Services in default. The lifeboat fund has received around 150 claims for compensation relating to the three businesses. Those claims relate to how the businesses set up, operated and administered Sipps through which people invested in […]
The Department for Work and Pensions has confirmed it will not change the pensions triple lock and will explore bolstering the powers of The Pensions Regulator in the forthcoming legislative period. The DWP published its “single departmental plan” yesterday, which sets out five objectives it is working towards over the next four years. It has […]
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