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FOS penalises Intrinsic over Sipp transfer to Harlequin

The Financial Ombudsman Service has ruled against Intrinsic Financial Planning over a client who switched his personal pension to a self-invested personal pension in order to invest in Harlequin. Mr A complains that he received unsuitable advice from an appointed representative of Intrinsic to switch his personal pension to a Sipp. When the transfer was […]

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Mel Kenny: Pro bono and volunteering benefits us all

I recently did some volunteering with the Personal Finance Society in helping facilitate its Discover Fortunes game at a school. For those of you who do not know much about it, it is a two-hour session that encourages sixth form students to think about a career in personal finance and listen to a financial adviser […]

Govt spending on pensions tax relief stabilises

The cost of pensions tax relief remains largely unchanged, according to annual estimates published by HM Revenue & Customs. The figures, published today, show the cost of pension tax relief rose slightly to £38.6bn in 2016/17 from £38.5bn in 2015/16. The new data show a contrast to 2015/16, where the cost of tax relief leaped by […]

When will US rates rise?

By Felix Wintle, Investment Director & Head of US Equities The most recent communication from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen has put the market’s sights on September as the most likely month for the first rate rise. This is due to the stronger than expected economic data of late, particularly in employment and housing, which […]

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