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Lenders try to side-step buy-to-let borrowing crackdown

The Bank of England has borne out on its threat to crack down on buy-to-let lending but lenders and landlords are already eyeing ways to get around the new rules. The Prudential Regulation Authority first consulted on tougher buy-to-let underwriting requirements in March for all lenders not already subject to FCA regulation. The consultation proposed […]

Testing the Foundation

The global economy isn’t headed into recession, at least not yet. This month, David Lafferty, Chief Market Strategist at Natixis Global Asset Management, examines current capital market and portfolio risks for signs of recession. Click Here for Capital Market Notes

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Nic Cicutti: Who will be left behind by state pension reform?

At what age should people be able to retire and still draw a full state pension? This question has resurfaced following an interim review into the state pension age by former CBI director general John Cridland, published last week. The report does not formally suggest any particular date; for that we will have to wait […]

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John Lawson: Why it is time to scrap the lifetime allowance

The factors used in pension tax law to measure defined benefit pensions have become increasingly outdated since the 2006 simplification project. Arguably, the factors used at that time to convert DB into cash amounts for measurement against the annual and lifetime allowances were generous to members. Today, there can be no argument that defined contribution […]

Investment Clock Economic Report

Read our latest Investment Clock Economic Report, ‘An Extended Cycle’, from Royal London Asset Management’s Senior Economist, Ian Kernohan, covering topics including the relationship between unemployment, wages and inflation and whether Brexit still means Brexit. Read the article here The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down […]

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