Chancellor Alistair Darling announced in the pre-budget report that grants to local authorities for local services in England will increase to 26bn by 2010 to ensure local authorities can keep council tax rises substantially below 5 per cent.
Fidelity FundsNetwork has added 15 Royal London Asset Management retail funds to its platform, bringing its total to 1,100 from 59 providers. The RLAM funds are now available through FundsNetwork’s range of tax wrappers, including the Isa, Sipp and offshore bond. They will be eligible for re-registration as well as open to new investment. The funds from […]
Chris Salih on how firms have been quick to jump on the climate change bandwagon and introduce funds. Are they a passing phase or will they stand the test of time?
David Turner, a partner with Foot Anstey Solicitors, on whether, in the face of the Northern Rock fiasco, IFAs need to worry about investors making claims over lost funds
The Money Marketing Live conference and exhibition at Manchester’s G-Mex on October 30 will house a technology arena, giving advisers an insight into the latest developments to meet today’s investor demands. You can also win a Mazda MX-5 roadster sponsored by Edeus
While Dubai is leading the way in terms of legislating for expat healthcare in the Gulf, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and others are watching and learning – that’s according to Jelf International’s director of international services, Doug Rice. He believes the pace of change in the Gulf states will continue and that some level of unified healthcare system will be introduced across the region.
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The Government should make it easier for advisers to sell products that blend income drawdown with insurance to meet future care costs, according to former pensions minister Steve Webb. A paper published today by Royal London calls on the Government to introduce policy changes which allow new products to be created that pay for long-term […]
Independent governance committees at big-name pension providers are failing to safeguard the interests of savers and the FCA must take action, fresh research finds. In 2015, the FCA required contract-based pension providers to appoint IGCs to act as champions of savers’ interests. IGCs are required to publish annual reports to increase transparency and encourage comparison […]
The FCA is reviewing the content of its pension transfer specialist examination standard in light of recent issues with pension transfer advice, Money Marketing understands. The regulator does not offer qualifications but it does have a role in setting standards for exams and publishes “appropriate examination standards” guidance. Money Marketing understands a working group, mostly […]