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The facts on contracting out

The ABI and Aifa have published a revised version of their contracting-out factsheet, designed to help consumers decide whether to remain contracted-out of the state second pension.


State’s share of retirement income falling below 50%

From next year, the state will no longer provide the majority of retirement income in the UK, according to research by Datamonitor and Prudential. The report shows that in 2006 state benefits will account for less than half of the average pensioner’s income. The figure is currently 51 per cent but is forecast to drop […]

Tories call a truce with the regulator after talks

The Tories will hold fire on the FSA over the next few months and await the outcome of its latest strategies after a recent meeting with FSA chairman Callum McCarthy. Shadow Treasury Financial Secretary Mark Field says his meeting with the regulator was very useful and helped allay some fears over excess bureaucracy. At the […]

Follow the fireworks code

The quality of protection advice is at risk from he ‘cheap giants’.

Generation Rent

By Denise Wond, marketing manager We’ve heard a great deal about Generation Rent in recent years but what does it actually mean for consumers and advisers and has the face of the typical renter changed? The picture is certainly more diverse than it used to be. Homeownership is at its lowest point in 30 years, […]


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