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.
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 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.
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.
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. […]
The UK is ending what has been its slowest economic recovery on record with a marked acceleration in growth. Neptune’s forecast for UK GDP growth in 2014 is 2.5 per cent, up from 2013 growth of 1.8 per cent as estimated by the Office for National Statistics. When considering the changing UK macro outlook, three important questions remain:
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