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Royal London offers ‘pioneering’ life cover for diabetics

Royal London offers ‘pioneering’ life cover for...

UK insurance giant Royal London has created life cover specifically designed for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, which the life insurer describes as a first for the British protection market.

Published : 25, Apr 2017
How the Qrops levy will impact UAE pension planning

How the Qrops levy will impact UAE pension planning...Lock icon

Old Mutual Wealth’s David Denton talks about how the shock 25% Qrops charge imposed by the UK last month will affect retirement planning in the UAE.

Published : 24, Apr 2017
UK regulator to target pension ‘decumulation’ market

UK regulator to target pension ‘decumulation’...Lock icon

The UK’s financial regulator plans to put a greater focus on the drawdown phase of the pensions market in the current financial year, and has promised to do more to tackle pension scams.

Published : 18, Apr 2017
UK advisers face 5% fee hike

UK advisers face 5% fee hike

The Financial Conduct Authority has proposed a 4.7% hike in fees for advisers and brokers as part of its 2017/18 business plan.

Published : 18, Apr 2017
Revisiting retirement plans after the Qrops tax bombshell

Revisiting retirement plans after the Qrops tax...

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Budget contained a game-changing announcement in relation to UK pension transfers to overseas schemes, says Brendhan Harper, head of technical services at Friends Provident International.

Published : 17, Apr 2017
Advice businesses must adapt to survive and thrive

Advice businesses must adapt to survive and thrive...Lock icon

Changes in regulation coupled with a transformation in client expectations and increased use of technology means financial advisers need to review their business model to ensure they have a business that is future fit, says Old Mutual Wealth's Mike Leeson.

Best and worst expat countries for high pay

Best and worst expat countries for high payLock icon

The best places to earn a decent annual wage without having to work around the clock are in western Europe. Eastern Europe fared badly but Mexico ranked bottom, a recent report by ExpatFinder found.

UK pension transfer risks rise for investors and advisers

UK pension transfer risks rise for investors and...Lock icon

The sharp increase in people transferring out of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes poses risks for investors and the industry, says Tom McPhail, head of policy at Hargreaves Lansdown. His warning comes as the UK’s pension transfer industry remains under close regulatory scrutiny.

Published : 12, Apr 2017
Shortlist revealed for int'l product and service awards 2017

Shortlist revealed for int'l product and service...Lock icon

We are delighted to announce the shortlisted companies in International Adviser’s Product and Service Awards 2017.

Published : 12, Apr 2017
Adviser pay hits ‘all-time high’ in the UK

Adviser pay hits ‘all-time high’ in the UKLock icon

The average salary earned by UK advisers has hit an “all-time high”, according to latest research by recruitment consultancy firm BWD Search and Selection.

Published : 11, Apr 2017
Wealth management apprenticeship scheme launched in Hong Kong

Wealth management apprenticeship scheme launched...

An initiative designed to provide professional training and employment opportunities for young people interested in careers in private wealth management has been launched in Hong Kong.

Published : 7, Apr 2017
CISI honours godfather of financial planning Paul Etheridge

CISI honours godfather of financial planning Paul...

Paul Etheridge, the chairman of UK financial planning firm the Prestwood Group has been awarded a Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (Cisi) honorary fellowship.

Published : 6, Apr 2017
Jersey opens tax disclosure amnesty

Jersey opens tax disclosure amnesty

Jersey is running a voluntary disclosure scheme giving islanders the opportunity to tell the taxman if they have made a mistake or failed to declare income without having to pay extra penalties, ahead of tougher sanctions that may be brought in next year.

From shock to success: building The Fry Group’s reputation

From shock to success: building The Fry Group’s...Lock icon

James Sutton and David Pugh left the UK in search of fresh challenges in Asia. They discovered a marked difference in the quality of financial advice being offered there and set about ensuring The Fry Group raised the standard.

Published : 3, Apr 2017
What the changes to the UK nil rate band mean for IHT planning

What the changes to the UK nil rate band mean...

A staggering 70% of people have no understanding of the new residence nil rate band allowance coming into force on 6 April, which could have serious implications for their inheritance tax planning, warns Old Mutual Wealth financial planning expert, Rachael Griffin.

Published : 31, Mar 2017
Five ways to benefit at the pension last chance saloon

Five ways to benefit at the pension last chance...

Pension savers in the UK have up until midnight on 5 April to maximise their contributions to offset this year’s tax bill, says Nathan Long, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown. Here he suggests five ways savers can make the most of their unused allowances.

Published : 30, Mar 2017
HSBC GAM latest passive provider to join ETF Forum

HSBC GAM latest passive provider to join ETF Forum...Lock icon

HSBC Global Asset Management is the latest exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider to join the ETF Forum, an industry body tasked with educating UK financial advisers about the passive investment products.

Published : 29, Mar 2017
Deadline approaches for Dubai health insurance

Deadline approaches for Dubai health insurance...

Dubai residents who fail to secure mandatory health insurance cover before 1 April will face a fine of AED500 (£109, $136, €126) per month and risk their visa status.

Published : 27, Mar 2017
UK CISI advisers to visit South Africa on fact-finding mission

UK CISI advisers to visit South Africa on fact-finding...Lock icon

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) is working with London-based firm Perceptive Planning to organise a fact-finding trip to South Africa in October.

Published : 24, Mar 2017

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UAE to push ahead with major life industry overhaul
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Qrops ‘fire sale’ averted as reforms survive Finance Bill cull
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UK delays non-dom and IHT reforms in shock election move
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