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FCA staff warm to new Stratford office location

FCA staff are warming to the regulator’s move from Canary Wharf to Stratford, according to its latest board minutes. Earlier this month, employees began moving to the regulator’s new east London site, with teams such as communications among the first to transition. Money Marketing previously reported on internal documents showing that staff at the FCA […]

Cold-calling pension firm shut down

A pension company that invested in storage products with investors’ savings has been ordered into liquidation by the High Court. Kent-based Chartwell Trustee Pension Solutions was the sole trustee of the Pinnacle Pension Scheme. Chartwell amassed in excess of £4.8m of members’ pension funds following an apparent cold-calling telesales operation. Members were told to expect 8 […]

Mortgage protection payouts excluded from benefit calculations

The Department for Work & Pensions has confirmed it will exclude protection pay outs that are designed to cover mortgage payments when calculating means-tested benefits. This clarification was sought after significant changes to the benefits system, which has seen support withdrawn for mortgage interest payments at the start of this tax year. From 6 April […]

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Credit market outlook 2018

Credit is a building block of many portfolios, and has achieved strong returns in recent years. As 2017 draws to a close, Jonathan Platt, Head of Fixed Income at Royal London Asset Management, looks at some of the key questions that investors will be asking as they review their portfolios. Read the article here Past […]

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