Amelia Fawcett, the former vice-chairman and chief operating officer of Morgan Stanley Europe, has started securitisation group PensionsFirst, which aims to manage the risks faced by defined-benefit schemes.
Aifa is calling on the Government to remove a tax anomaly which reduces the attractiveness to employers of providing pension advice to their employees.Director general Chris Cummings says that he raised the issue in a meeting with pensions minister Mike O’Brien last week and O’Brien has said that he will look into the matter.Currently, when […]
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Which? has hit out at direct insurance providers that are using marketing gimmicks such as cashback deals or bonus loyalty points in an attempt to lure customers.Tesco announced last week that consumers who buy its level or decreasing term life insurance products will get 2,000 bonus Clubcard points, which can knock £20 off their Tesco […]
I joined Arden Court as an adviser in 1999 when there were a total of three other advisers and one administrator.At that time, the firm was fairly new and most of the income generated was in the form of indemnity commission to support the cashflow of a growing business.Eight years on, the business has grown, […]
Jelf’s Annual Health & Wellbeing event is here again, and once more we will be providing practical help to employers seeking to manage their employee healthcare commitments.
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Scotland has introduced a new set of income tax bands, but pensions experts warn that the changes could cause issues with pension tax relief calculations. In the Scottish Budget today, the Government announced a new starter rate of 19p and then a 21p rate for those earning over £24,000. The higher rate of tax is […]
The scramble to do as many defined benefit transfers as possible while values remain high is unabated, and I am constantly amazed at how some firms have thrown caution to the wind in the hunt for their share of this – admittedly lucrative – opportunity. The problem is that advisers are putting their profits before […]
The FCA working group tasked with setting a template for fund charge disclosure is considering whether one or multiple templates would be more suitable. The institutional disclosure working group, chaired by transparency champion Chris Sier, has been tasked with creating a new template for fund costs and charges following the package of remedies outlined in […]