White paper: International Benefits Management – managing your global benefits strategy
Flexible benefits platforms are becoming increasingly popular, with 80% of employers with more than 100 employees offering some form of flexible benefits scheme, compared with just 11% a decade ago. However, global mobility of employees is on the rise, with nearly 57 million expats predicted by 2017, which can add further complexity to your picture.
Retirement Advantage has appointed former FCA senior associate David Forsdyke as head of compliance for its equity release division. At the regulator, Forsdyke was part of the team responsible for implementing the Mortgage Market Review. He was previously a director of equity release advice firm Argent Sage. Retirement Advantage equity release managing director Tom Evans […]
Jelf Employee Benefits looks at some of the key considerations employers should think about when reviewing and choosing a flexible benefits provider. Choosing the right benefits for your employees is one thing but delivering a successful employee benefits strategy is about understanding the complete picture and delivering it in a personalised way so that it resonates with each and every individual in your business.
A lack of understanding, not regulation, is holding back the equity release market in the UK, providers and advisers say. This week the regulator announced it will be investigating whether regulation is hampering demand for equity release products. Speaking at an FCA conference in London, FCA director of strategy and competition Christopher Woolard called the […]
The Foreign Office should lobby the US to scrap litigation against the Royal Bank of Scotland, according to Treasury select committee member Jacob Rees-Mogg. RBS is facing $8bn (£5bn) worth of fines over mortgage-backed securities sold in the US before the financial crisis. The Telegraph reports Conservative MP Rees-Mogg asked the bosses of UK Financial […]
I heard an oxymoronic gem from a fellow Gooner in Azerbaijan last week ahead of the Europa League final. “Keep your wits about you, lads,” he said. “The police here will just grab you and throw you in the cells. They don’t take no prisoners!” The fan’s concern for his compatriots was great but his articulation […]
Investors from collapsed wealth manager Greyfriars Asset Management should be able to get some type of compensation, say administrators Smith & Williamson. Greyfriars went into liquidation in October 2018 when Smith & Williamson were appointed as joint administrators to the troubled provider. A six-month progress report published on Companies House sheds light on how the administration work […]
Aviva has confirmed there are no plans to split its UK business in two parts despite talks last month of a shake-up under new chief executive Maurice Tulloch. The Financial Times reported in May that the life insurance and non-life insurance parts of the UK operation could be split in a bid to re-energise the […]