The Financial Conduct Authority is conducting a desk-based study into IFA firms contracting a large amount of DB pension transfer advice. There are currently 54 firms voluntarily restricted by from doing DB business. Is this a disaster waiting to happen or indeed already happening.
Campaigner and former pension minister Ros Altmann sets out the case for DB transfers. It will be very interesting to see what line the government and the regulators take.
Neil Woodford reveals his winning investments including AstraZenica.
The Pension Regulator wants more power to do its job. It cannot, for example, compel directors to come to be interviewed. One wonders who they might be thinking of?
A survey for Royal London suggests that opting out of auto-enrolment now to save a 3% contribution could cost parents almost of quarter of their pension.
Two pensioners who were suing lender Godiva over a self cert mortgage arrangement, given that the market subsequently disappeared, agree to mediation.
The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders’ Association have demanded that the government ends the housing minister merry-go-round.
Two insurance entrepreneurs secure £180m of funding to launch a new insurance business though details are limited. It is a signifiant amount of money.
Professional Adviser asks just who is the new pensions and financial inclusion minister.
Standard & Poor’s suggests that President Trump will, alas, fail to double the US growth rate despite his bullish plans.
Barclays will learn by Tuesday whether it will face prosecution by the Serious Fraud Office over the Qatari cash injection during the financial crisis and whether it told the truth over its financial position.
Alan Shearer has agreed a settlement with a financial adviser and Suffolk Life having taking them to the high court demanding £9m.