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L&G enters £600m build to rent deal to pay pensions

Legal & General Capital is to pay annuities from the rental income generated by 3,000 new homes as part of a £600m deal with a Dutch asset manager. The “build to rent” partnership with PGGM – which is involved in similar schemes in the Netherlands and US – will start by building 650 properties in […]

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China reports slowest GDP growth in 25 years

China’s economy grew by 6.9 per cent during a turbulent 2015, the slowest growth rate recorded by the country in a quarter of a century. The figure is down from 7.3 per cent in 2014 and is the lowest reported by China since 1990. Growth throughout the year was 7 per cent in Q1 and […]

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Using pensions to take tax-efficient business profits

Alan, aged 56, owns a limited company. Each year he reviews his remuneration strategy at the end of his reporting period on 31 December. The approach he has taken to date is a low salary topped up by dividends. The business has generated £100,000 of profit in 2015 and Alan uses the remuneration he takes […]

Nick Bamford: Pension freedoms are still a work in progress

Before we know it, we will be celebrating the first year of pension freedoms. It has been an interesting experience for regulators, providers, advisers and clients alike. Certainly, most advisers will have experienced an almost unprecedented level of interest from consumers excited by the prospect of taking their pension fund and doing with it exactly […]

Benefits of using a probate bare trust

Have you ever wondered what happens to someone’s investment bond on their death if it is not written in trust? When someone dies it is essential to deal with their estate, which can be made up of their home, belongings, investment bonds and anything else they may have owned. But, it is not as simple […]

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