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The Government is under increasing pressure to raise or scrap the £50,000 limit on the Individual Savings Account. The Liberal Democrats say that ISAs will save the Treasury money in lower tax relief while adding to the compliance and regulatory costs of the financial services industry. According to the Liberal Democrats, replacing Peps and Tessas […]

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Sting in the retirement tail

Having reached my 50th birthday, I was looking forward to winding down my business activities and starting to draw my pension. I had no intention of retiring completely and, in fact, my financial adviser tells me that my pension scheme is not sufficiently funded for me to retire completely. I understand that I cannot, under […]

IFAA challenges CML on electronic trading

The IFA Association is fighting the Council of Mortgage Lenders&#39 plans to set up a single industry-owned electronic trading platform. Over 20 lenders are backing CML plans to have a trading system by September for intermediaries who want to process applications electronically. Brokers will have to access the system through one “gateway” controlled by the […]

Europe: why persist with value today?

By Rob Burnett, Neptune’s Head of European Equities The Neptune European Opportunities Fund remains committed to a value bias. We see a broadening array of opportunities in diversified industries at compelling valuations today. The most complicated part of the market is the European banks. We are currently overweight in this sub-sector as many banks are […]

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