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Retirement Income Planning Live – Steve Martell

Retirement Income Planning Live – with Just Retirement’s Steve Martell.

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Peter Hamilton: The FOS is ignoring the law on complaints

Does the Financial Ombudsman Service fail to take the law into account when making its awards? I have come across awards that arose from income protection contracts in which it seems to have developed its own rules contrary to what the law would be on the issues in question. The relevant facts of one such […]

Profile: John Spiers on life after Bestinvest

It is difficult to find an article about EQ Investors chief executive John Spiers that does not describe him as “Bestinvest founder”. Does he ever tire of this constant harking back to his past achievements with the firm he founded in 1986? “I don’t mind,” he says. “I’m proud of what we achieved but life […]

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Aviva to close three offices as merger cuts bite

Aviva will close three offices following the integration of Friends Life, amid plans to save £225m in costs by the end of 2017. The insurer, who bought the Friends Life business last year, will shut two Friends Life offices and one of its own over the next 18 months. The closures will be in Salisbury, Stretford […]

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Just Retirement scraps fixed-term annuities for new drawdown customers

Just Retirement is not offering fixed-term annuities to new flexi-access drawdown customers due to falling demand from advisers, Money Marketing can reveal. The provider offers fixed-term annuities through capped drawdown arrangements, meaning the product will only be available to existing capped drawdown customers. Following the freedom and choice reforms, all new drawdown customers will be […]

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