Debbie Kennedy, Head of protection and proposition design at Royal London discusses their Helping Hand service.
Rory Percival’s replacement as one of the leading liasons between advisers and the regulator will be Chris Hewitt, Percival has revealed. Hewitt, a lead associate in the FCA’s investment intermediaries department, worked in financial advice before joining then regulator the Financial Services Authority in 2010 and is level four qualified. A due diligence specialist, Hewitt […]
The Prime Minister’s allies have downplayed suggestions Theresa May is critical of the Bank of England’s monetary policy amid a recent war of words. The Financial Times reports recent comments by May have caused concern at the Bank and Treasury that the Government was looking to intervene after she warned of “bad side effects” from […]
The Women Against State Pension Inequality campaign has brought in lawyers to craft a case against the government over state pension age changes. In an update on its Twitter account, Waspi, which is campaigning for transitional measures for women for in the 1950s who have seen their state pension age increase, confirm that they have instructed […]
Edenred has partnered with Johnson Fleming to launch an auto-enrolment solution for small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) that will help employers fulfil their pensions obligations.
Flexible benefits platforms are becoming increasingly popular, with 80% of employers with more than 100 employees offering some form of flexible benefits scheme, compared with just 11% a decade ago. However, global mobility of employees is on the rise, with nearly 57 million expats predicted by 2017, which can add further complexity to your picture.
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The Financial Ombudsman Service has appointed Money and Mental Health Policy Institute vice chair Richard Lloyd to lead an independent review into its complaints handling process. The former Which? executive director has been charged with producing a report into FOS’ practices after a Channel 4 documentary earlier this year suggested a number of failures at […]
Aberdeen Standard Investments has voted against multi-million pound payouts for senior executives at housebuilder Persimmon. Persimmon held its annual general meeting today. There was a huge outcry at the end last year when it emerged the chief executive, chief financial officer and managing director of Persimmon were in line for huge pay packets as a […]
Consideration of non-pensions related tax-advantaged investment is becoming more necessary This week I want to take a look at where things stand in relation to pensions and planning using tax-advantaged investments following the Spring Statement. With the increasing impact of the lifetime and annual allowances, consideration of non-pensions-related tax-advantaged investments is becoming ever more necessary […]