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Standard sets up pension portal

Standard Life has launched grouppensionzone, an online portal to service employer pension schemes. Advisers can change client payment amounts, sign up new members and administer changes to existing members’ details.


Gauging the Sipp impact

John Charcol managing director Ray Boulger says the buy-to-let market will, undoubtedly be boosted after A-Day but the real question is by how much.

Woolworths boss joins Royal London board

Woolworths chief executive Trevor Bish-Jones has joined the board of Royal London as a non-executive director.Bish-Jones has been in charge at Woolworths since 2002 and was formerly a director at retail group Dixons.

Back on target

One of the key roles of financial planners – if not their only role – is to enable their clients to move as close as possible to a position of financial security as quickly as possible. For those of their clients who are already financially secure, the financial planner’s role is to help them stay in that position.

‘Citizen’s pension to take 10 million out of testing’

A simple, fair citizen’s pension would remove 10 million future pensioners from means-testing, says the National Association of Pension Funds. It claims it would reduce poverty by providing a simple state pension system on which to build additional savings and would be fairer to women, carers and others who miss out in the current system. […]


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