View more on these topics

TUC pledges action to save pension schemes

The TUC has vowed to fight pension cuts by firms that can fund deficits, have taken extended contribution holidays or allow directors to continue with the same benefits.


Cover stories

Nicola York finds that regulation has largely failed to boost public confidence because consumers have not yet got the message.

Interest rates held again

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has held interest rates at 4.5 per cent for the fifth month managing director David Bexon says unless interest rates are cut in the early part of 2006 the market will return to inactivity and stagnation. Bexon says: “Mixed reports of consumer spending levels over Christmas and […]

Barclays eyes equity release

Barclays is considering a move into equity release which could push the sector into the mainstream. HBOS is also looking at equity release although it has no imminent plans to enter the market. Norwich Union has revealed it is acting as a consultant to a number of its distribution partners, which include Barclays, that are […]

PAL opens up SSAS clinic for A-Day

Pensions Associates Limited is setting up an Ssas clinic for IFAs, employee benefit consultants and administrators to help them prepare for A-Day. The clinic will provide a review service for advisers and enable them to access the Aries Pension and Insurance Systems software package, which compares benefit entitlements and allowances before and after A-Day. Advisers […]

Who cares?

By Tracey Dickson, marketing consultant There are almost 7 million carers in the UK – that’s around 10 per cent of the population who provide unpaid care for a disabled, seriously ill or older loved one.1 But according to a report from the charity Carers UK, 20 per cent of people providing 50 hours or more of care […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up


    Leave a comment


    Why register with Money Marketing ?

    Providing trusted insight for professional advisers. Since 1985 Money Marketing has helped promote and analyse the financial adviser community in the UK and continues to be the trusted industry brand for independent insight and thought leadership.

    News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
    Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

    Money Marketing Events
    Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, roundtables and more.

    Research and insight
    Take part in and see the results of Money Marketing's flagship investigations into industry trends.

    Have your say
    Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

    Register now

    Having problems?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3712

    Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am -5.00pm