Jelf Employee Benefits discusses the legislative changes in Dubai, available medical facilities and policy considerations for employers with expatriate workforces in the country. This edition will be of particular interest to global human resource directors, compensation and benefits specialists and mobility managers who have employee populations in Dubai, or are considering operating there in the near future.
The FCA has proposed banning financial services firms from using premium rate telephone numbers for customers. The regulator says it is not fair that consumers often have to use expensive phone lines when calling firms to ask for help or complain. It says some firms provide only premium rate numbers for existing customers who want […]
During Act Two of the life company tragedy, established lifecos suffered a double whammy. While inflation was eating their working class industrial branch lunch, upstart unit-linked life companies were eating their middle-class dinner. These direct sell ulicos – Hambro Life, Abbey Life and a wave of others – had plans and business models designed not […]
The FCA is shortly to publish its findings from a year-long study of the annuity market. This follows a previous year-long study to identify the problems consumers face when securing their retirement income from their pension savings. Many consumer champions have long called for the regulator to intervene in the market to force providers to […]
Those with decent-length memories will recall that in the 2014 Budget statement George Osborne announced the new (and entirely unexpected) pension freedoms. The new rules come fully into force in less than two weeks.
Being the dedicated adviser to the employees of local businesses will boost your reputation and grow your firm Taken at face value, the roles of financial planner and HR officer may not appear to have much in common. Yet, the two can dovetail perfectly in some situations. The most obvious benefit is when it comes […]
Advisers must be able to trust their discretionary fund manager as decisions that backfire could still be the advisers’ responsibility, experts say. In the latest edition of Money Marketing’s series of live debates, MM Wired, gbi2 consulting director Graham Bentley, Signpost Financial Planning chartered financial planner Nigel McTear, Charles Stanley senior investment manager Will Walker-Arnott […]