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Pensions top priorities for firms and staff

Providing a pension is the top priority for employers wanting to recruit

and retain staff, according to new research from Barclays and Legal &


Employees rank pensions above bonuses and flexible working hours.

The survey of consumer attitudes asked which benefits employees saw as

most important for firms to offer. Sixty-three per cent said a company

pension was the most important, 60 per cent flexible working hours, 59 per

cent bonuses and 42 per cent healthcare.

More than 40 per cent of employers say they would be prepared to make

contributions to a staff stakeholder pension but only 22 per cent of staff

believe their employers will make a contribution to their pension.

Legal & General pensions strategy director Adrian Boulding says: “Provided

that regular contributions are paid, a pension fund is likely to become an

emp-loyee&#39s most valuable fin-ancial asset.”


Majority of public aware of stakeholder

A majority of the public now say that they are aware of stakeholder pensions, according to research undertaken by NOP for the ABI released this week. Its research shows of those currently unlikely to take out a stakeholder pension, almost four in ten would be more likely to do so if it were arranged through […]

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Synaptic offering web deal for IFAs

Synaptic Systems is setting up a new website building service for IFAswith online quotes and the ability to transact business. IFAs can build sites with transactional capabilities and a number of toolsto service existing clients and attract new business. Synaptic websites include financial guides, calculators, product guides,decision trees, a jargon buster and product research. They […]

Lending at another new high

Mortgage lending in June hit a new high for the third consecutive month,according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders. Total gross mortgage lending by banks and building societies rose to£15bn from £13.6bn in May – the most lent in one month since CMLrecords began in 1998. Lending purely for house purchase […]


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