Wage growth is needed to ensure workers do not opt out from auto-enrolment when contribution rates increase over the next 12 months. That is the view of Aviva savings and retirement head Alistair McQueen, who was responding to the latest Office for Budget Responsibility forecast released after the Spring Statement. Auto-enrolment contribution rates will increase to […]
Ahead of speaking at Money Marketing Interactive in May, LEBC public policy director Kay Ingram talks about the importance of putting the client at the centre of the advice process and why she doesn’t agree with the FCA on some of its DB transfer policies Have advisers reached a point of true professionalism yet? In the 38 […]
The Pensions Ombudsman has decided in favour of Old Mututal Wealth after a widow claimed the trustee of her deceased husband’s pension awarded death benefits wrongly. In the case, Mrs Y complained Old Mutual Wealth Pension Trustee failed to take account of recent arguments she made and provide an adequate explanation of the decision it […]
Robin Geffen, Fund Manager & CEO, Neptune ‘Low volatility’ products originated as tools for institutional investors who were contractually obliged to provide instant liquidity. Now they are sold to individual savers – the very people who need long-term options the most. Find out more here Important information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high […]
By Jamie Clark, Business Development Manager With only a few weeks to go before the new pension freedoms allow people to access their pension funds as and when they like, there are concerns that the consequences of making (or not making) the right decision could put pension savings at risk. Yes, this revolution is exciting; […]
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