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Not a day goes by without a call from somewhere in the pensions industry for the Government to increase savings rates. This is understandable from a business point of view (more money to manage) and as responsible public policy. On current trends the UK is heading towards a retirement financing crisis in the next 20 […]

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London dominates advice market, new data shows

Nearly half of all advice firms are based in London, data released by the FCA suggests. Of the 2903 new advice firms the FCA has authorised since 2010, 1275, or 43%, are based in the capital. The South West has the next highest number of firms, with 265. The South East, with 184, has more […]

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Royal Bank of Canada pulls UK tax advice offering

Royal Bank of Canada has stopped offering tax advice to its clients in the UK and Channel Islands as firms grow increasingly wary about providing tax advisory services. The bank made the decision to cut the service over the summer, and has dismissed claims the decision was related to HM Revenue & Customs’ ongoing work on tax avoidance. An […]

Govt ditches plans to sell Lloyds shares to the public

The Treasury will no longer offer a discount to retail investors looking to buy shares in Lloyds Banking Group. In an announcement today, chancellor Phillip Hammond has made a break with George Osborne’s plans to sell shares to members of the public, but will continue selling down its Lloyds Banking Group shares in a “pre-arranged […]

ESG: Unlocking the benefits for credit investors

Matt Franklin, Credit Analyst at Royal London Asset Management discusses the possible benefits of integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations into credit portfolios. He explains why ESG analysis combined with an appropriate approach from asset managers is key to unlocking these potential benefits. Read the article here Past performance is not a guide to […]

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