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Eurozone rocked by Syriza win

A sizeable question-mark reappeared over Greece’s future within the eurozone during January. The victory of anti-austerity party Syriza in the general election triggered concerns the new regime will defy Greece’s creditors and force the restructuring of the country’s...

Pensioner Bonds

The new Pensioner Bonds are so popular that in the first two days they were available £1.15 billion was paid in and the NS&I website crashed due to the demand. So are they any good? The short answer is yes! At 2.8% the one year bond pays nearly 1% more than...

Auto enrolment, will more staging mean more fines?

Auto Enrolment, will more staging mean more fines? In October 2012 the government introduced Auto Enrolment, the aim of the initiative was to reduce the gap in pension savings and help more people save for retirement. The rules require every employer with one employee...

A day in the life

A day in the life of an Administrator at Nsure Financial Services by Ollie Monnery and Luke Apps Background When people envisage an administrator’s daily duties, most would assume that answering phones, opening post and making tea is as far reaching as the job role...

Pension Mistakes

As I’ve previously written, people have been mis-sold/mis-bought annuities with their pensions for the past decade. Will they make similar mistakes when it comes to the options available under the new pension’s regime? There seems to be confusion over what a personal...