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Govt completes £13bn Northern Rock mortgage sale

The Government has completed selling its £13bn book of former Northern Rock mortgages to US investment firm Cerberus Capital Management. Cerberus made the final payment of £520m today, concluding the largest-ever financial asset sale by a European government. The loan book, of around 125,000 customers, is part of NRAM – the state-owned remnant of Northern […]

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Chris Gilchrist: The rights and wrongs of IFA forecasts

I do not question for a minute the predictions of the EY team Money Marketing recently reported on about the future of independent versus restricted advice. EY’s Malcolm Kerr knows more about this market and its economics than anyone. But I want to agree to disagree and focus on where IFAs will not only be […]

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Altmann concerns at plans for auto-enrolment provider choice

Pensions minister Ros Altmann has pushed back against plans to allow savers to choose their pension provider when they are automatically enrolled by an employer. Money Marketing revealed a Government policy unit was exploring the proposal last week, just six months after Altmann put plans to implement pot follows member on the back-burner. The plans […]

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Fears Sipp cap ad could block blended pension products

New Sipp capital requirements could block providers’ plans to launch products that blend drawdown and annuities. Annuity provider Partnership has launched a Sipp containing an annuity that can pay the income inside the pension wrapper. However, FCA capital adequacy rules that come into force in September mean Sipp operators have to hold higher capital against […]

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Investing through international providers has grown in popularity over recent years as investors seek out the benefits of gross roll-up and the wider range of investment options that can be available. When considering a recommendation for a lump sum investment, not only does the adviser have to select a suitable tax wrapper and help create […]

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