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Providers warned over VCT marketing

The FSA has warned a number of providers over the promotion of VCTs after conducting a review of the marketing of 15 asset managers.

The warning comes just six months after the regulator said it would investigate the growing popularity of VCTs and concerns that providers may be targeting unsuitable lower income investors.


Pru suite marks pension return

Prudential is planning to launch a suite of pension products that will combine elements of equity release and the more flexible investment options around residential property that A-Day offers. The products will mark Pru’s re-entry into the personal pension market after a four-year absence and are due to be rolled out from the New Year […]


I married an alien

Pre-owned asset tax Scottish Equitable International technical manager Margaret Jago warns on spouse-alienation plans

‘Identity fraud being ignored by the police’

An IFA who fell victim to identity fraud has blasted the Government’s latest clampdown on terrorist money launder- ing as hot air.Mint Financial Services adviser Richard Blackshaw says the police are failing to back up the recent Bank of England demand for IFA vigilance and are turning a blind eye to identity fraud despite it […]

Jelf flexible benefits

In Focus: How to choose a flexible benefits provider — seven top tips

Jelf Employee Benefits looks at some of the key considerations employers should think about when reviewing and choosing a flexible benefits provider. Choosing the right benefits for your employees is one thing but delivering a successful employee benefits strategy is about understanding the complete picture and delivering it in a personalised way so that it resonates with each and every individual in your business. 


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