When Openwork chief executive Mark Duckworth speaks about the drop in adviser numbers since the late 1980s the figures sound astonishing: 285,000 advisers serving a UK population of 50 million in 1989, compared with 23,000 advisers available for 64 million people today. Put another way, there are currently around 200,000 consumers for every adviser when, […]
A surge in pre-tax earnings in Jelf’s financial planning business has helped grow the firm’s revenue by 11 per cent, its interim results show. Pre-tax earnings grew 167 per cent year-on-year in the six months to April in the advisory business, from £112,000 in 2014 to £299,000 this year. The employee benefits division saw earnings […]
PI insurers are considering exclusions for insistent DB to DC transfers, Money Marketing understands.
By Mark Sands and Valentina Romeo After five weeks of fierce election campaigning, the results are in. Both the FTSE 100 and the pound jumped on the news of an unexpected majority secured by the Conservatives, a result far removed from the hung parliament scenario consistently touted by the pollsters. But the election throws up […]
Jacqueline Clezy Technical Specialist Pensions at Prudential The Government announced their intention for the Money Purchase Annual Allowance (MPAA) to reduce to £4,000 from 6 April 2017, in their final spring Budget on 8 March 2017. Finance (No.2) Bill 2017 included this clause but it was dropped prior to the general election, then reintroduced in […]
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