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Royal Mint to allow pension investors access to gold

Pension investors can now invest directly in gold through the Royal Mint for the first time. From today, customers – most likely in Sipps – can invest in either Royal Mint Refinery gold Bullion bars or the Mint’s Signature Gold service, which allows smaller investments in fractions of gold bars. However, Dentons director of technical […]

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FCA set to cap pension exit charges at 1%

The FCA has proposed introducing a 1% exit charge cap for existing contract-based and workplace personal pensions. The regulator today released a consultation paper that also proposed a ban on exit fees for personal pension contracts entered into after the cap come into force. FCA strategy and competition director Christopher Woolard says: “Together with the […]

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Alliance Trust in £5bn merger talks with Rothschild fund

Alliance Trust has confirmed that it is in talks over a £5bn merger with RIT Capital Partners. The investment group says it has had an informal approach from RIT, an investment trust chaired by Lord Rothschild, but added no further details. The combined firms would be worth around £5bn, as Alliance is valued at £2.6bn […]

Wells Street Journal: Pensions Regulator lobs a rotten Nest egg

Much has been made of the Government’s taxpayer funded campaign encouraging voters to back remaining in the EU. The Leave side predictably went ballastic when details emerged of the 14-page booklet sent to every household in the UK at a cost of £9m. Leading Brexiteers Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage also presumably received the handy […]

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By Fiona Holmes, proposition communications manager Having reached a certain age (it’s the new 40 by the way), I’m having to come to terms with the fact that my peers and I aren’t as immune from illness or death as we’d like to think. That’s the problem with 30 being the new 20 and 40 […]

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