Financial education organisation ifs University College has launched a new pension transfer qualification following the FCA’s proposals to tighten advice in the area. Last month, the regulator revealed plans to require all transfers out of defined benefit schemes to be undertaken by advisers with a pension transfer specialist qualification. Transfers from other “safeguarded benefits”, such […]
Standard annuity rates have fallen to their lowest levels since November 2012, with the pace of decline increasing since the turn of the year, according to data published by Moneyfacts. The rate payable for an average single-life standard annuity for a 65 year old with a £10,000 pot has fallen by 5.9 per cent in […]
The Swiss Re Group is a major reinsurer in the group risk market in the UK. As such, their Group Watch 2015 report is a useful indicator as to the current state of play in the area of employer sponsored group life, group income protection, and group critical illness markets.
Nigel Farage will stand down as leader of Ukip after losing out in his bid to be elected as the MP for Thanet South. Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has also confirmed he will quit as leader after a “crushing” election night. Labour leader Ed Miliband will also exit following a shattering result for the […]
Following the release of the latest US Consumer Price Index (CPI) data, Craig Inches explains why this has caused a spike in bond yields and how we are adjusting our government bond fund positioning to reflect this. Read the full article here Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of investments […]
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