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West Brom borrowers set for court in fight over buy-to-let rate hike

20 October 2014 1:35 pm

Landlords suing the West Brom Building Society over a tracker rate hike have been given the go-ahead to take the case to trial.


Ben Thompson to leave Legal & General

20 October 2014 11:59 am

Thompson to join ULS Technology, the parent company of eConveyancer, as its new managing director.


Advisers call for MAS to be scrapped after pensions guidance snub

20 October 2014 11:40 am

The Treasury has axed the Money Advice Service from delivering pensions guidance next year.

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A third of DB members to exit post-Budget

20 October 2014 11:01 am

Actuaries predict one in three members will leave DB schemes in search of new flexibilities.


CML: Mortgage lending has hit a 'plateau'

20 October 2014 9:56 am

Figures show lending is up 10 per cent year-on-year in September but trade body says growth may have stalled.


Aegon launches IHT-targeted whole of life policy

20 October 2014 9:34 am

Policy is placed in trust at application, exempting any payout from IHT liability.


Life expectancy 'useless' for financial planning, advisers warned

20 October 2014 9:30 am

Advisers must effectively manage risk of clients outliving average life expectancy. 


EY Item Club predicts growth to slow next year

20 October 2014 8:50 am

UK economy is predicted to grow by 2.4 per cent in 2015.


EU threatens Bank of England with legal action over bankers’ bonuses

20 October 2014 8:46 am

UK banks are continuing to pay “allowances” to bankers, despite calls from the EU to include such payments in the bonus cap.

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Chris Hannant: Pension reforms bring major opportunities for advisers

20 October 2014 8:00 am

Next April will bring significant change to the whole of retirement planning.


The IFS's deafening silence on Osborne's Budget hole

17 October 2014 4:32 pm

The deafening silence from the so-called experts at the Institute for Fiscal Studies on the potential for over-55s to use their pensions to avoid tax raises some big questions about the organisation.


Mark Dampier: Asia's dividend culture is growing

17 October 2014 10:16 am

Investors no longer have to choose between dividends from Western companies or exciting growth potential from emerging markets.

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