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Phil Wickenden: Start building your centralised retirement proposition now

Seventy-two per cent of advisers agree there is a need for a more robust and centralised retirement income planning process. This figures, as a) most advisers will typically be managing money for longer due to both greater numbers selecting drawdown and continued management of money post-death, alongside b) the inevitable increasing complexities of decumulation. Yet, […]

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Zurich sells out of Openwork

Zurich has sold off its 25 per cent stake in Openwork, effectively turning over control of the network to its advisers. The provider first set up the network in 2005. Money Marketing first reported that plans were afoot to divest its stake in 2015 as part of a long term transition plan. Zurich confirmed this […]

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Moneybox mulls Sipp launch

Mobile savings app Moneybox is eyeing the launch of a Sipp, joining other digital wealth managers entering the retirement arena, Money Marketing understands. Moneybox allows customers to allocate small amounts of savings towards investment plans by rounding up card payments to the nearest pound. In April 2016, Moneybox was among the small number of direct-to-consumer […]

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Aim-listed adviser scoops another acquisition

Aim-listed advice and investment firm Harwood Wealth Management has continued its run of acquisitions with a deal to buy an Ascot-based retirement advice specialist. Harwood has acquired the assets of Plan65 for up to £1.56m depending on performance, with an initial payment of £810,000 coming out of Harwood’s existing cash reserve and the rest of […]

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