One of the many unintended consequences of the new pension freedoms is that, while technically people can cash in their pensions, the reality is most providers are unwilling to carry the can should things go wrong. This is most problematic with defined benefits schemes, where the existing scheme will not facilitate encashment. Instead, members must […]
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme has placed a network in default almost two years after the company failed to secure professional indemnity insurance. Money Marketing reported back in June 2013 Kent-based network Virtual Net Europe had alerted members it was unable to secure PI cover. The network posted a £182,532 loss for the previous year. […]
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The founder of insurance and investment firm Resolution Clive Cowdery has given £50m to the Resolution Trust, a think-tank that aims to improve the lives of people on low and middle incomes. To coincide with the new funding, Resolution Foundation chief executive Gavin Kelly will become chief executive of the Resolution Trust and retiring MP […]
By Fiona Tait, Pensions Specialist The new State Pension (nSP) will be implemented at a maximum flat rate of £155.65 per week in 2016/17. This is good news for some, not so good for others. Women and the nSP I am a woman.1 However, this does not really affect my State Pension, largely because I […]
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