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FCA fines WH Ireland £1.2m for market abuse failings

The Financial Conduct Authority has fined wealth manager WH Ireland £1.2m after the firm failed to address market abuse issues. The FCA found that between January and June 2013 the firm did not have proper controls in place to prevent market abuse being detected or occurring. The regulator also said it was imposing sanctions on […]

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The People’s Pension offers £49 robo-advice in LV= tie-up

Members of The People’s Pension are to be offered a personalised recommendation for £49 as part of a tie-up with LV=. The automatic enrolment provider has signed a deal with the mutual which will provide 2.3 million scheme members with access to low-cost online advice. Direct customers are normally charged £199 to produce online retirement […]

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Steve Bee: Give people early access to state pensions

The long-awaited Parliamentary debate forced by more than 140,000 signatures on the petition raised by the Women Against State Pension Inequality was held on 1 February. Following on from a previous debate held on 7 January, it really would have been more appropriate to have had it on 2 February – Groundhog Day. The Government’s stonewall […]

Help to buy – ISAs and LISAs

Melanie Tynan – Financial Capability Project Manager   House prices continue to rise in many parts of the UK with cities like Manchester recording increases of 6.6% and higher in the last year, according to the latest Hometrack house price index*. This can make it seem harder than ever for first-time buyers to get a foot […]

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