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Pension fund reform driving demand for corporate bonds

Pension fund reform in the UK is driving demand for corporate bonds, according to SG Asset Management.

It says that the scrapping of the minimum funding requirement for pension schemes under the Myners report has led to asset allocation switch away from gilts towards higher yielding corporate bonds.


Minister credits industry

The Department of Work and Pensions is likely to make significant changes to the proposed pension credits in response to industry consultation. The pension credits, announced in November last year, are planned to ensure it always pays to save into a pension even for low-earners who could expect to benefit from the minimum income guarantee. […]

Tiers for fears

Commission levels for regulated business are greater than can be supported by the product. This is clearly unsustainable over the longer term. Increasing product commoditisation and cost transparency continue to place pressure on commission levels, potentially reducing them by more than two-thirds over the next couple of years. So far, little has been done to […]

Only one confused on IFA-client link is Ron Sandler

I am not sure if Ron Sandler is related to Sir Mark Weinberg but they certainly sing from a similar hymn sheet. The legal relationship of an IFA and his client has been clearly established in the past by the courts. An IFA represents both his or her client, who pays for the services via […]

Improvements to buy to let range from UCB Home Loans

Nationwide specialist lender UCB Home Loans is increasing maximum loan amounts and reducing loan to value limits for its buy to let products to meet demand for larger buy to let loans.The maximum loan is now £400,000 for a mortgage up to 75 per cent loan to value and £300,000 on a mortgage up to […]


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