Monthly Archives: March 2009

Investment News – How many monkeys regulate the UK economy?

Monkey’s in the FSA I don’t know, but the FSA is clearly full of them! They’ve proposed putting limitations on lending to three times your income. Utterly ridiculous and clearly no-one has any idea over there. The UK economy and FSA Firstly they are supposed to be a preemptive agency yet everything they have done […]

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Investment News – Quantative easing is bad news for pensions

Bad news for pensions Over the last couple of weeks Brett has been discussing the Bank of England’s attempts to restart the economy through quantitative easing (QE), the principles behind it and the possible pitfalls if it is not monitored appropriately. However, the Bank’s decision will have wider consequences, namely – more bad news for […]

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Defined Benefit vs Defined Contribution

What’s the difference? This week we have been looking at the decline of “defined benefit” (DB; or otherwise referred to as salary-related) occupational pensions and the rise in defined contribution (DC; or money-purchase) occupational pensions. Why are more employers closing their door on defined-benefit schemes and only offering new employees defined-contribution pensions? And what does […]

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Profit from the off-plan boom 2009-2016

Ride the 2009-2016 boom I’ve always said that you need to match your strategy to the market  and right now, if you’re one of the few that can adapt quickly, you’ll be laughing. There’s an enormous opportunity building and off-plan property represents the next phase of the current market: a market that is gathering momentum […]

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Investment News – Drastic falls in pension fund scheme

Pension Fund Schemes fall, There has been a lot of discussion regarding pensions over the last week, with particular emphasis on one man’s pension plan, but unfortunately, the majority of us will never be as lucky as Sir Fred Goodwin to receive a £703,000 a year pension. Even more unfortunately, the majority of us don’t […]

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