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Retirement: Pensions or ISAs, which one wins?

Pensions or ISAs, which one wins?2014 has been a year of massive change for pensions and ISAs. We’ve seen contribution limits raised for ISAs (Individual Savings Accounts) and greater investment flexibility. But pensions have seen even greater changes, with maximum income limits scrapped and taxes on ...

The Global Month Ahead – An insight into October 2014

Guest Blog Seven Investment Management 150pxIn our regular feature Seven Investment Management (7IM) look forward and assess what the month ahead might hold for the world's largest economies. Whether you are invested in the UK or ...

In the spotlight: Taylor Patterson “Fun, fair and rewarding for all”

Stage_SpotlightIn the latest of our ‘In the Spotlight’ interviews we caught up with Gillian Bardin and Kerry Houghton of Taylor Patterson to see what is happening at one of the leading provider of self-invested pensions. Phillip Bray: Let’s start with a look at ...

Retirement: ‘Death tax’ on pensions to be cut

‘Death tax’ on pensions to be cutIn a surprise move, the Chancellor George Osborne, has announced a major overhaul in the tax treatment of pension death benefits. The announcement is the missing piece of the jigsaw following the dramatic changes announced in the Budget and the ...

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Automatic Enrolment: 5 reasons why older workers are wrong to opt-out

5 reasons why older workers are wrong to opt-outAutomatic Enrolment is now two years old, but with millions of workers still to be enrolled, one pension provider has issued a warning that older workers are missing out. Anyone between the age of 22 and the State ...

Retirement: Annuities to remain a popular as new freedoms get a lukewarm reception

Annuities to remain a popular as new freedoms get a lukewarm receptionDespite the new ‘Pension Freedoms’ and an end the ‘death tax’ on pensions, it appears that many would-be retirees are far from excited about the changes. Research conducted by ICM on behalf of Aviva, has ...

Estate Planning: What assets will your spouse get when you die? The law has changed

Estate Planning: What assets will your spouse get when you die?  The law has changedChanges to the law, governing how assets are distributed when a person’s spouse or civil partner dies without having made a will, have come into force. The current rules are complex ...

Automatic Enrolment: 6 million ‘confused’ employees. How many work for you?

6 million ‘confused’ employees. How many work for you? Are you one of them?New research has shown that despite high profile publicity millions of workers are still confused about Automatic Enrolment. The research was conducted by Sage, a leading provider of payroll services in the UK, ...