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Tories criticise late change on S2P band

The Tories have attacked last-minute changes to the Pensions Bill which they say will hit middle-earners because instead of phasing out the top earnings’ band of S2P over a number of years, it will be merged with the band below it in one step in 2010.


Metals are still shining

JP Morgan natural resources co-fund manager Nicole Vettise says the fundamentals of the commodities market remain attractive despite the recent strong run.Speaking at Asset TV, Vettise said demand from China and emerging markets is continuing to underpin commodity prices.She said the fund is overweight in base metals, with a 40 per cent position, and gold, […]

PMS chases Key with big release push

Premier Mortgage Service is making an aggressive push into the equity-release market to try to close the gap on runaway intermediary market leader Key Retirement Solutions.PMS has created 15 equityrelease specialist brokerages throughout the country and its club of 16,000 authorised intermediaries can place business through these brokerages.It says this gives an avenue for firms […]

Plan for future

At this time of the year, the IFP goes through strategic planning sessions.

Between proc and a hard place

Our panel debate whether retention deals go against TCF principles, plus are lenders being too aggressive in chasing arrears?

Converting pension savings to a retirement income…

Since last year’s reforms to pension legislation, a significant number of retirees have chosen income drawdown over purchasing an annuity. Income drawdown is more flexible than an annuity. However, it also increases the likelihood that individuals won’t be able to maintain their income throughout their lifetime. In this short video, we explain the risks that […]


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