Informed inertia will be key to minimising opt-outs once the increases hit in April Nobody likes receiving bad news and all too often it is the messenger that gets shot. But with around 10 million people facing compulsory increased pension contributions from 6 April, isn’t it about time we started talking to policyholders? The first […]
It is time the Financial Ombudsman Service lived up to its claim of transparency and published the checklists it uses when examining cases What does suitable advice look like for defined benefit transfers? The current regulatory default position is that they are unsuitable for most. The FCA has been consulting on whether this position should […]
Two of the major challenges facing the incoming chair of the FCA are Brexit and cryptocurrencies, his predecessor has warned. Speaking at an event in the City yesterday, outgoing FCA chair John Griffith-Jones reflected on the regulator’s first five years. The Treasury appointed Bank of England adviser and former lawyer Charles Randell as the FCA’s […]
Deutsche Bank is planning to float its asset management arm “in the earliest available window,” it has announced. The bank has formally announced its intention to sell shares in Deutsche Asset Management, having rebranded the unit to DWS ahead of the sale. People familiar with the deal expect Deutsche to sell a 25 per cent […]
Les Cameron, Head of Technical, explores defined benefit pension transfers from a technical viewpoint, tackling the topics such as transfer values and transfer drivers.
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