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Network moves to avoid AR pension transfer ban

Network Best Practice has taken greater control over appointed representatives working on pension transfers over fears they will not secure professional indemnity insurance, Money Marketing can reveal. In addition, one of the biggest networks in the country confirms trustees from ceding schemes are questioning whether ARs have the correct permissions. Last year the Treasury introduced […]

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Stephanie Flanders: Brexit fears are exaggerated

The costs and benefits of the UK leaving the European Union are exaggerated, says JP Morgan chief market strategist Stephanie Flanders. In an interview with Money Marketing, Flanders claims that apart from a weaker sterling, short-term worries about the economy and other asset classes are overrated. Flanders says: “Long-term, I suspect the costs and the benefits of […]

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Pension Wise appointment costs reach over £550

The average cost of a Pension Wise retirement guidance appointment surged 7.4 per cent in February as the Treasury scaled up efforts to promote the service. The latest official figures, published last week, reveal the cost per appointment rose from £516 in December to £554 in January. A Treasury spokesman attributes the increase to efforts […]

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Responsibility Matters

Read the latest issue Responsibility Matters, our quarterly newsletter update from our responsible investing team. This issue includes a focus on sustainable development goals, the effectiveness of some long-term incentive plans and how green bonds are still the tip of the iceberg. Read the article here Past performance is not a guide to future performance. […]

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