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Self-employed should get access to S2P – ABI

Enabling the 2.5 million self-employed workers access to the State Second Pension would close the savings gap by £2bn, according to consumer research from the ABI. The ABI survey showed fifty-one per cent of self-employed workers said they had lost confidence in their retirement saving compared with 39 per cent of employees. Only 1 per cent of the self-employed intend to rely on equity in their business when they retire.


NU probe shows retired people see new lease of working life as IFAs

One in five retired people are returning to work, including retraining as IFAs, according to research commissioned by Norwich Union.Its survey of 777 people over the age of 50 in October found that two-thirds were opposed to a compulsory retirement age and more than half had no problems in finding work.Bernard Tutte retired five years […]

Axa PPP Healthcare – Cashback

Tuesday, 10 December 2002 Type: Healthcare cash plan Minimum premium: £4.81 level one, £9.62 level two, £14.43 level three Minimum-maximum ages: 18-60 Maximum benefit: Level one &#45 dental treatment £45, dental accident up to £10,000, optical benefit £35, physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture and homeopathy £130, chiropody and podiatry £40, specialist consultation fees including diagnostic tests […]

FSA must deal with regulatory inconsistencies

I am surprised that financial journalists have generally not:•given more coverage to the professional indemnity window slamming in IFAs faces•reported IFAs&#39 compelling argument that the FSA is using its statutory powers arbitrarily in attributing negligence to agents instead of manufacturers•made the connection between this and the flawed reliance of the regulations since 1988 on sales […]

Abbey National provides minimum growth

Abbey National has introduced safety plus growth 10, a guaranteed equity bond that provides minimum growth of 17.5 per cent and maximum growth of 45.1 per cent.The bond is linked to the FTSE 100 index through a Dublin-based company called Quaich Investments and there is also an Isa version of the product. Both versions guarantee […]

Get your New Year off to a flying start

Ross Jackson, Senior Marketing Manager There’s no denying that these days we expect things quickly. You might have noticed it first-hand during the flurry and rush of the Christmas period. The fact is that in a world of smartphones, social media and click and collect, most clients expect to get an instant response and a […]


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