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 […]
Recent stories have played on the fact that despite the Care Act (which, among other things, will introduce a £72,000 care cap) no insurance company is looking to develop care products. Specifically care products that will work in conjunction with the cap to cover the so-called catastrophe costs. This phrase and the idea behind the […]
In the early days of pension freedoms the influence of providers, rather the Government’s flagship Pension Wise service, is being brought to bear on savers. The latest Government figures show 1,800 people had booked appointments with Pension Wise, either over the phone with The Pensions Advisory Service or face-to-face with Citizens Advice, by the time […]
I would like to remind advisory firms they are required to submit a return to the FCA at the end of each quarter if there have been any changes to retail investment advisers registered with them. This needs to be submitted within 20 business days of the end of the quarter. Firms will need to […]
Walter Price, senior portfolio manager, Allianz Global Investors, discusses where he sees the main opportunities in 2017, exciting growth companies and artificial intelligence developments, and the impact of the rise in prices of tech stocks.
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