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FCA sets out Pension Wise standards for secondary annuities

The FCA has set out the standards Pension Wise staff should be expected to meet when giving guidance to people considering selling their annuity. The consultation paper, released today, follows the Government’s move to extend access to Pension Wise to those thinking about selling their annuity when the secondary annuity market is introduced in April […]

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Lifting the veil on the benefits of pensions

Andy Haldane is fast becoming another Martin Wheatley. What I mean is, someone in a position of power who, to paraphrase the former FCA chief exec, speaks first and thinks later. For those who missed the furore, the Bank of England chief economist has exercised advisers and the wider pensions industry for saying property is […]

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Help to Buy Isa under fire over Govt deposit clause

It has emerged first-time buyers cannot use the Help to Buy Isa to boost their deposit, after the Government introduced a clause limiting the bonus until after completion. The Telegraph reports more than 500,000 people have taken out the Isas since they were launched by former chancellor George Osborne in the 2015 Budget. Help to […]

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Let’s talk about sex (equality)

Tracey Dickson – Marketing Consultant It’s been 100 years since women were given the right to vote in the UK, and we’ve seen a lot of stories in the press recently about this triumph and the ongoing campaign for equality for women – both in wider society and in the workplace. Today something else in the […]

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