Automatic Enrolment: Employers “lack knowledge and are unengaged”

Auto EnrolmentNew research has uncovered a staggering lack of engagement and knowledge amongst employers on Automatic Enrolment. The survey, conducted by Defaqto on behalf of Now: Pensions, shines a light on the attitudes of employers, as seen by Independent Financial Advisers, towards Automatic Enrolment. The survey of 264 IFAs found that: Our advisers can help you make the right decision...

SIPPs: Curtis Banks buys Alliance Trust SIPPs

Curtis Banks buys Alliance Trust SIPPsHas the long awaited consolidation of SIPP providers started? Curtis Banks has announced that they will be buying the Full SIPP Business of Alliance Trust. Alliance Trust run two SIPPs (Self Invested Personal Pensions), the Full SIPP, which allows access to a wide range of investments and the Select SIPP, which is more restrictive. Need advice on your SIPP?...

SIPPs: Investment Sense extends their SIPP tables

SIPPs: Investment Sense extends their SIPP tablesWe launched our SIPP (Self Invested Personal Pension) tables, showing a range of information, including charges and allowable investments, in September last year. Since then we have regularly added more SIPP providers and we now cover nearly 80 SIPPs. A year on, and in response to questions and queries we have received, we have now extended the tables to provide even more information....

Housing & mortgage round up: NewBuy concerns as mortgage lending rises, but so do interest rates

Housing & mortgage round upIn another week packed full of housing news, we take a look at concerns over the NewBuy mortgage scheme and a rise in mortgage approvals. It also seems that interest rates are on the rise as the crisis in the Eurozone continues to affect the UK mortgage market. Concerns mount over NewBuy mortgage scheme Are you looking ...