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Spring Statement: Wage growth needed to underpin auto-enrolment increases

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 […]

Five minutes with…Kay Ingram

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 […]

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Ombudsman sides with Old Mutual over death benefits claim

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 […]

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‘Low volatility’: low risk, low reward?

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 […]

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