The PIA has expelled Central Financial Services of 281 High Street North, Manor Park, London. The regulator says the firm failed to disclose relevant information to the PIA and supplied inaccurate information on a mortgage application form. The sole principal's application for individual registration was refused by the PIA membership committee. The firm had been served an intervention notice issued on September 4 suspending it from conducting investment business.
Treasury economic secretary Patricia Hewitt has announced plans to allow Friendly Societies to own subsidiaries.The Government has proposed changes to the 1992 Friendly Societies Act to put its plans into effect.Hewitt says: “Friendly Societies carry out invaluable work by encouraging saving, especially by those of modest means. The movement has asked for the restrictions to […]
National Savings says it has already received thousands of inquiries about its new two year pensioners guaranteed income bond.The bond goes on sale on 2 June.National Savings chief executive Peter Bureau says:”We are delighted to be able to offer savers more choice in the way they want to save.”
Research from Jelf Employee Benefits and retirement workshops specialist LaterLife Learning shows that one in two employers could offer their older workers greater remuneration flexibility so that they can benefit from the new Freedom of Pensions rules.
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