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BoE: Mortgage approvals down 11%

30 March 2015 4:25 pm

Mortgage approvals were down 11 per cent year-on-year in February, according to figures published today by the Bank of England.


Labour promises cross-government taskforce to tackle pension scams

30 March 2015 4:06 pm

Labour shadow work and pensions secretary Rachel Reeves has pledged to launch a pension scams taskforce if elected.


US oil production hits record high in 2014

30 March 2015 3:42 pm

Oil output in 2014 increased by 16.2 per cent – the highest growth rate since 1940.


Providers to cut charges on £10bn of legacy pension savings

30 March 2015 3:24 pm

Move following report that revealed £26bn in schemes charging over 1 per cent.


RBS investment bank chief quits after one month

30 March 2015 2:20 pm

Rory Cullinan was put in charge of the investment bank last month.


MAS to ditch TV ads as it slashes marketing spend by a third

30 March 2015 1:00 pm

MAS says ‘political criticism’ has led it to cut its marketing budget to £8.8m. 

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Adviser jailed for stealing £465k from dementia sufferer

30 March 2015 11:54 am

A bank adviser has been jailed for five years after stealing nearly £500,000 from a 91-year old dementia sufferer and her now late husband.

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FCA hits retired accountant with £35k fine for insider dealing

30 March 2015 11:38 am

The FCA has slapped a former accountant with a £35,000 fine for assisting in insider dealing.


Canada Life launches pension freedom products

30 March 2015 11:21 am

Provider launches personal pension, flexi-access drawdown and fixed-term annuity.

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Malcolm McLean: Do we need another pensions commission?

30 March 2015 3:30 pm

Some considered analysis on the impact of the changing pensions landscape is well overdue.


Ian McKenna: The distributors changing the face of auto-enrolment

30 March 2015 8:00 am

A number of innovators have shown what is possible but they will not be the last to build vertically integrated solutions.


Tony Byrne: Beware the lifetime allowance Venus flytrap

30 March 2015 8:00 am

The Government’s stealth pension taxes should be of major concern.

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