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Pensions uncertainty Almost half of business owners without a workplace pension scheme are still unclear about their responsibilities, with a quarter not confident their business can cope. and FSB pole has found… 26% The proportion of small firms that say they would recommend their bank to others – up from 23% in 2014. £255bn The […]

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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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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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Snap Shot Headlines 7th May

Snap Shot News Headlines “Advisers seek end to ‘galling’ FSCS levy hikes” The Financial Services Compensation Scheme has announced a shock increase to the levy required of Pensions Advisers. Originally expected to be £57m, it has now risen to £100m. The Life and Pensions advisers have attacked these increase charges amid concerns that firms could […]

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The Week in Numbers

The Week in Numbers 12% – Drop in mortgage lending reported by Santander in its Q1 results 0.3% – GDP growth in the UK in Q1 2015, according to the ONS £100m – FSCS levy for life and pensions advisers in 2015/16, up from £24m in 2014/15 £80m – value of 40% stake in a […]

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