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Unbiased urges FCA to act on Which? false qualifications findings

Unbiased is calling on the FCA to intervene after a Which? investigation found more than half of firms sampled had inaccurate qualification information. Which? looked at advisers in 10 postcodes in February this year and compared those who claimed to have professional qualifications on Unbiased with official lists from the bodies themselves. Of the 92 […]

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Fitch downgrades Aegon outlook to negative

Ratings agency Fitch has revised its outlook on Aegon and its subsidiary business to ‘negative’ as pricing pressure and low interest rates bite. The revision, a downgrade from ‘stable’, applies to the Netherlands-based parent company as well as the Edinburgh-based UK division. Fitch says Aegon’s earnings “may not improve to a level more commensurate with […]

MPs weigh early state pension access plan

An influential committee of MPs is to consider recommending early access to state pensions for both men and women early next week. The Work and Pensions committee has been examining the issue as part of its investigation into the new state pension, and in particular, the changes to the state retirement age of women. Campaigners […]

Looking back at 2015

By Fiona Tait, Pensions Specialist 2015 was quite a year for pensions. Change, more change, and proposed changes to the changes. The Spring Budget – pre-election plans With everything that has happened since, it is hard to remember what happened in March. Following on from the bombshell of the 2014 Budget, the Chancellor confined himself […]

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