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FCA pension transfer proposal will undoubtedly improve consumer outcomes

FCA pension transfer proposal will undoubtedly improve consumer outcomes

James Marshall, senior regulatory consultant at TCC comments on the FCA’s proposed changes to advice on pension transfers: “The FCA’s proposed requirement, outlined in CP17/16, to provide a personal recommendation in all cases when advising on the transfer and conversion of safeguarded benefits will undoubtedly improve consumer outcomes.  The dislocation by some firms of transfer advice from […]

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TDX Group finds unsecured debt now tops average monthly earnings

TDX Group finds unsecured debt now tops average monthly earnings

One in four fear they may lose their job 28% are worried they may not be able to keep up debt repayments The ‘TDX Group Consumer Debt Report 2017’, from the UK’s leading provider of data and technology-driven debt solutions for businesses, reveals that unsecured debt now tops average monthly earnings¹, with more than 28% […]

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Queen’s speech leaves many questions over affordable housing

Queen’s speech leaves many questions over affordable housing

Alexander Chrysaphiades, senior manager, MHA MacIntyre Hudson comments: “The Queen’s speech included an announcement that the new Government will help build more homes, promote housing market fairness and bring forward proposals to ban unfair tenant fees. “All are welcome announcements, especially the idea of affordable housing. However, the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower has highlighted […]

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UK could be shaken hard if Trump’s tax reform is a success

UK could be shaken hard if Trump’s tax reform is a success

Androulla Soteri, tax development manager at MHA MacIntyre Hudson “Corporation Tax (CT) has been an important part of the election manifestos, and we now find ourselves in a coalition of two parties supporting a move towards lower CT rates. This makes it clear which direction the new government will decide to go in. “The main […]

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US tax cut needed but 15% far too low

US tax cut needed but 15% far too low

Following the announcement of proposed tax cuts by the Trump Administration, David Coker, Lecturer in Accounting, Finance and Governance at Westminster Business School, and former Vice President of Global Risk Management at Deutsche Bank, comments that, although a low tax rate is a needed for economic progress, the US won’t see significant results until other […]

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Miton’s Henna Hemnani:  Acceptance of Modi’s reforms paves way for India’s ‘demographic dividend’

Miton’s Henna Hemnani: Acceptance of Modi’s reforms paves way for India’s ‘demographic dividend’

Henna Hemnani, Miton multi-asset fund range team comments: “The working-age populations of many of the world’s leading economies are now in decline. There are, however, some parts of the world with more favourable demographics and therefore more attractive long-term economic growth prospects. “India is benefitting from what is called the ‘demographic dividend’; accelerating economic growth […]

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61% of Brits underestimate true cost of fraud

61% of Brits underestimate true cost of fraud

Online research from Equifax, the consumer and business insights expert, reveals that 61% of Brits underestimate the financial cost of fraud, valuing the impact at less than £1 billion. Over half (54%) estimate the cost to be £500m or below, well below the £1.1 billion level published in the latest KPMG Fraud Barometer. [1]  The […]

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Miton’s David Jane: Will the general election make the UK a safe haven?

Miton’s David Jane: Will the general election make the UK a safe haven?

David Jane, manager of Miton’s multi-asset fund range comments:  “The surprise announcement of a UK general election on the 8th of June was more impactful on markets than might have been expected. Sterling rose nearly 2% on the announcement with obvious negative effects on UK based dollar sensitive companies, i.e. most of the big stocks […]

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