March 2017


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  • New ways of solving the retirement income conundrum

    22 March 2017

    The priority for clients looking for retirement income is balancing flexibility and security, says Barry Cudmore, managing director, Aegon Ireland Ask a client about their hopes and fears in retirement and no two responses will be the same. Never more so than in the current climate where retirees are facing an uncertain economic outlook,...

  • AIC flags 50-year ‘dividend heroes’

    22 March 2017

    The trade body highlights three investment companies that have increased dividends for 50 consecutive years and 17 investment companies that have done so for 20 years or more. Three investment companies have reached the impressive milestone of 50 years of consecutive dividend increases, according to the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) as it released...

  • Inflation at 2.3% – time for cash savers to take more risk

    21 March 2017

    Russ Mould, investment director at AJ Bell looks at the impact of CPI hitting 2.3%. Inflation exceeded the Bank of England’s 2% target for the first time since November 2013 with both CPI and the new CPIH measures hitting 2.3% in February. CPIH, which includes owner occupier housing costs, is now at its highest level since September...

  • MPAA reduction – govt taken the ‘easier’ not the ‘right’ route

    21 March 2017

    Ian Browne, retirement planning commentator at Old Mutual Wealth, considers the government’s decision to go ahead with the reduction in MPAA to £4,000.  The government’s response to the consultation on the money purchase annual allowance (MPAA) reduction acknowledges all the issues with the policy. However, they have determined to forge full steam ahead leaving us with another...

  • Michelle Hoskin confirmed as plenary speaker for our Technical Insight Seminars

    20 March 2017

    We are delighted to be able to announce that Michelle Hoskin, managing director, Standards International will be one of our plenary speakers, presenting at events around the country. Expect a set of highly motivational presentations from Michelle.  Professional Paraplanner has gathered a range of expert speakers for our Technical Insight Seminars, covering, best practice, pensions technical updates, retirement...


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Dates and Venues Confirmed for the Technical Insight Seminars 2017

We are delighted to announce that in 2017 we’ll be taking the Professional Paraplanner Technical Insight Seminars to even...

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