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Emergency guide for pensions

Torquil Clark is issuing emergency guidance for pension investors following the market turmoil created by the terrorist attacks on the US.It says pension investors are right to be worried and has issued advice for clients coming up to retirement.TQ says it is imperative for those retiring now to shop around in the open market if […]

Pink takes five

Pink Home Loans has introduced a five-year buy-to-let mortgage that allows up to five properties to be bought within a total advance of £500,000.The mortgage is available for loans of up to 85 per cent of valuation and is fixed at 6.65 per cent for five years. Borrowers who pay off the mortgage during this […]

L&G adds lifestyle option

Legal & General is offering a new lifestyle option on its pension fund range.The global equity index/ index-linked gilt lifestyle option invests initially in the global equity index fund before switching gradually into index-linked gilt and cash funds.The life office says the move demonstrates its commitment to IFAs by bringing the total number of lifestyle […]

Tories announce front bench appointments

New Conservative leader Ian Duncan Smith has completed his front bench team, including those relevant for the financial services industry.Shadowing the Treasury will be former Home Secretary Michael Howard opposite Chancellor Gordon Brown. Howard Flight, who co-founded City fund manager Guinness Flight will return as shadow economic secretary, the portfolio most responsible for the industry.David […]

Auto-enrolment: tips for employers

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has released advice on communications for employers, including three tips to help you with your auto-enrolment duties. 1. Allow enough time to select your pension schemeIt’s recommended that you start to prepare for auto-enrolment at least 12 months in advance of your staging date; additionally, give yourself time to choose the […]

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