The Week in Numbers – 26th October

The Week in Numbers 34% – Year on year rise in SIPP claims reported by the Financial Ombudsman Service, from 210 in Q3 2014 to 281 in the same quarter this year 10 Years – Length of SIPP administration deal agreed between Curtise Banks and Zurich 100 – Number of Sanlam Wealth Planning employees whose […]

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The Week in Numbers – 19th October

The Week in Numbers – 19th October -0.1% – UK Consumer Price Index inflation rate in September, the second time that measure has dropped into negative territory this year £9.1m – Amount stolen from savers through pension scams between April and August this year, according to figures from the City of London police £150m – […]

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The Week in Numbers – 13th Oct

The Week in Numbers – 13th Oct 2015 6 – Number of former brokers standing trial at Southwark Crown Court facing charges of Libor rigging 80% – Proportion of cash lump-sum withdrawals since pension freedoms made by savers under 65, according to the ABI £35K – Funds pledged by the CISI to promote financial planning […]

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October Job Market Report

Key points from the October survey: Growth of both permanent placements and temp billings moderates Downturn in candidate availability eases, but remains marked Slower increases in permanent salaries and temp pay     Growth of staff appointments eases further… Permanent placements continued to rise in September. However, the rate of expansion eased to a two-and-a-half year […]

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The Week in Numbers – 23rd Sept 2015

51% – Proportion of people who do not know if their provider levies charges for managing their pension pot. 0% – CPI inflation in August, down from 0.1% in July according to the Office for National Statistics 80% – Proportion of investment houses that publish out-of-date fund data, research by fintech company Instinct Studios shows […]

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August’s Job Market Report

Growth of staff appointments falls further… Although permanent placements continued to rise in August, the rate of growth eased further, hitting a 27-month low. …restricted by skill shortages The availability of candidates for permanent roles fell further in August, with the rate of decline accelerating to the sharpest for a year. Salary growth remains strong… Starting […]

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The Week in Numbers – 14th September

The Week in Numbers – 14th September 50% – Rise in protection sales reported by LV= in the first half of the year. Total life sales hit £869m, with profits of £12m £8bn – Size of Jupiter’s Merlin fund range. Jupiter’s John Chatfield-Roberts has stepped down as CIO to focus on managing the funds 2.83% […]

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Bite Sized Market News Aug 15

Permanent placements continue to rise, but rate of growth eases to 26-month low. Key points from July: Growth held back by skill shortages Salary growth remains strong, despite easing to 18-month low. Candidate shortages bite… The availability of staff for permanent roles fell further in July, with the rate of decline accelerating to the sharpest […]

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The Week in Numbers – 5th August

The Week in Numbers £40K – Amount lost by Yorsipp member who complained to the Pensions Ombudsman claiming due diligence failures. The complaint was thrown out last week. Up to 30% – Estimated hit to fund flows to pension providers if the Government radically reforms pension tax relief £20m – Level of redress Cash Genie […]

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The Week in Numbers – 30th July

The Week in Numbers – 30th July 186 – Visits made to Barclays by the FCA during 2014, according to a Freedom of Information request – the most of any British bank 145% – Jump in compensation paid relating to investment advisers in 2014/15, totalling £183m, according to the FSCS annual report £20bn – Savings […]

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