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Pension warning on life expectancy

Pension schemes could be left with tens of millions of pounds of unforeseen liabilities if they underestimate life expectancy among their members, says the Pensions Regulator. In a speech to the UK Pensions and Investment Summit in Brighton, chairman David Norgrove said trustees and their advisers should review their assumptions about life expectancy to ensure they remain suitable.


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A team of IFAs from Yorkshire-based JM Glendinning won the first annual golf tournament hosted by support services provider Threesixty. Six regional teams competed for the title at The Belfry’s Brabazon course last week. The winners of the four-ball (pictured below) consisted of Paul Glendinning, Craig Bradley, Richard Carr and Zurich’s Nick Henshaw. Scottish Widows’ […]

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Role of the intermediary: Bradford & Bingley director of distribution Adrian Scott assess the starting turn-round in mortgage distribution over the past decade as brokers have taken the lead

FSA tests resilience over avian flu

The FSA is to lead a six-week exercise to test the resilience of financial institutions in the event of an avian flu pandemic starting on October 13. The regulator will work with 60 organisations to test the potential impact on the UK financial sector.


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