After all the hullabaloo, pension freedom is finally off the ground and running. Despite some slightly uncomfortable headlines (about a dash for cash, buying speedboats and the like) it is still too early to draw definitive conclusions as to the impact this is having and will have on pension saving generally. It will be necessary […]
Prudential was wrong to block a transfer to a pension scheme it suspected of being a vehicle for a pension liberation scam, the Pensions Ombudsman says. It upheld a complaint from Mr Mark Harrison who said Prudential had refused to act on his request to transfer from a Prudential scheme to the Cheshire Food Services […]
Fixed penalty notices also increase in Q1.
If you meet Carlton Hood, Old Mutual Wealth’s customer director, don’t mention meerkats. Hood was chief executive of the price comparison website Confused.com when rival firm Compare The Market unleashed its popular ‘Compare The Meerkat’ advertising campaign in 2009. “That was the biggest challenge of my career,” he jokes. On a more serious note, Hood […]
In addition to the standard nil rate band (£325,000), from 6 April 2017 each person is entitled to a residence nil rate band (RNRB) to use against the value of their home if it is left to direct descendants on death. Currently the rate is set at £100,000, to increase by £25,000 each year until […]
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