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  • Fair treatment of vulnerable clients – a compliance perspective

    16 September 2019

    ATEB Consulting’s Steve Bailey considers the FCA’s consultation on vulnerable clients, identifying who is a vulnerable client and how aspects such as Principles for Businesses and the TCF outcomes are relevant. The FCA expects  firms to treat customers fairly.  Previous work by the regulator has shown that not all firms treat vulnerable consumers fairly and,...

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  • Pension transfer values peak but activity falls

    16 September 2019

    Transfer values rose to record highs in August 2019, according to the XPS Pensions Group’s Transfer Watch. However, the number of members requesting a transfer value fell. The Watch monitors how market developments have affected transfer values for an example member, as well as how many members are choosing to take a transfer value....

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  • Final reminder: Glasgow & Edinburgh Technical Insight Seminars

    16 September 2019

    Paraplanners attending theTechnical Insight seminars in Glasgow (Wed 18 September) and Edinburgh (Thurs 19 September) can expect a great line-up of speakers covering a range of topics including: Suitability report writing Cashflow modelling Pension regulation and tax Regulation and compliance Due diligence on SIPP and SSAS Behavioural investing Centralised investment propositions Generating income for...

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  • In a Mad, Mad, Mad world, what’s next?

    15 September 2019

    With global economic signals all seeming to flash red, what can we expect next? Douglas Kearney, investment director, Intelligent Pensions says it’s about avoiding the noise and remembering the fundamentals. The title of the popular 1987 film has never seemed so apt for the world we are living in.It is a mad, mad, mad world....

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  • Don’t write off annuities providers urge

    15 September 2019

    Annuity rates have fallen to their lowest level since records began in 1994, with income payable down by over 10% since the beginning of the year. Yet despite the 25-year low, driven by a fall in gilt yields and longer life expectancy, providers believe annuities continue to pose an attractive option for those approaching...

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  • Last chance to register for Glasgow and Edinburgh seminars

    15 September 2019

    This week we take the Technical Insight seminars to Glasgow on Wed 18 September, immediately followed by a seminar in Edinburgh on Thurs 19 September. REGISTER TO ATTEND HERE The seminars are paraplanner-only events and free for paraplanners to attend. The seminars will cover areas such as suitability report writing, pension regulation and tax, regulation...

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  • SIPP provider ongoing legal cases – a summary

    12 September 2019

    Stephen McPhillips, technical sales director, Dentons Pensions, provides brief synopses to date of the two ongoing legal cases in the SIPP market It has been widely reported during the course of 2019 that the self invested personal pension (SIPP) industry has been beset by further provider failures and legal challenges. As I write this (late...

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  • University of Lincoln’s ‘Best Finance Student’ joins East Midlands financial services group

    12 September 2019

    University of Lincoln graduate Emma Raine has joined financial services and wealth management firm The RU Group at its Nottingham HQ as a full time client servicing administrator. Emma (pictured), who graduated from the International Business School at the University of Lincoln with a First Class Honours Degree in Business and Finance and the accolade of...

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