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January 12, 2018
retirement-losses

Hundreds Of Savers Lose Retirement Savings After Child Care Business Collapses

Hundreds of pensioners have lost their life savings after investing in a children’s care home business that promised high returns before going bust. Approximately 230 people […]
December 20, 2017
mis-sold-investments

Four Found Guilty Of Pressuring Vulnerable People Into Joining ‘Worthless’ Investment Scheme

Four individuals have been found guilty of pressuring vulnerable people into joining an investment scheme worth £1.4 million. The exploitive scheme saw 300 investors buy shares […]
December 20, 2017
mis-sold-investments

FCA Investigates Activities Of Unauthorised Pension Introducer Firms

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is investigating the activities of several unauthorised pension introducer firms. The investigation comes following reports that unregulated introducers have been involved […]
December 15, 2017
pension-risks

FCA Warns Savers Of The Risks Associated With ‘Free’ Pension Advice

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is reminding customers of the risks associated with transferring their defined benefit pensions to a new scheme. In an alert on […]
December 14, 2017
pension-saving

How Much Should You Save For Retirement?

It can be difficult to know exactly how much to save for retirement, especially when it’s hard to predict how much money you’ll spend each year […]
December 12, 2017
gig-economy-retirement

Five Million ‘Gig Economy’ Workers Could Be Left With No Pension In Retirement

Millions of freelance and zero-contract workers could be left without any retirement savings as a result of a pension system “blind spot”. A new report from […]
December 11, 2017
IFA-regulator

IFAs Must Report ‘Risky’ Product Recommendations To Regulator From 2018

Independent financial advisors will soon have to report to The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) when they recommend potentially high risk investment products to clients. The changes […]
December 11, 2017
women-retirement

Divorced​ ​Women​ ​Missing​ ​Out​ ​On​ ​£5 Billion​ ​In​ ​Retirement

Seven in 10 couples fail to discuss pension savings during a divorce, leaving millions of women worse off in retirement.   New research shows that more than […]
November 20, 2017
sipp-mis-selling

Ombudsman Sees Dramatic Rise In Number Of SIPP Complaints

The number of complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) about self-invested personal pensions in 2017 is projected to exceed last year’s total. The FOS’ report […]