Nobody wants another misselling scandal. So clearly, it is paramount that pension freedoms work alongside adequate consumer protection. The Government and the FCA have arguably done their best to put this in place in the tight timescale they had. We have the requirement that people wanting to transfer from defined benefit to defined contribution schemes […]
Lenders are in talks with technology providers to develop a solution where they can evaluate brokers on an individual basis. Presently, lenders have information at a firm level but sources say a group of lenders has started talks to find a way of validating individual brokers. It is thought the lenders, the identities of which are […]
Something very weird happened to the stockmarket last week. It all started when Friends Life, the provider which has now been subsumed by Aviva, saw its share price plummet almost 6 per cent on the morning of 8 April. So what had caused this mass sell-off? Reports of jitters about the imminent mega merger? Or […]
Advisers waiting for a flood of products to meet the demands of the new pension freedoms have been told to expect “evolution, not revolution”. Pension freedom day finally arrived this week, giving savers greater control over their pensions than ever before. Commentators have predicted there will not be a flurry of new products to serve […]
As part of the Budget speech, the chancellor announced the launch of a formal consultation on the structure of UK pensions tax reliefs.
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