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HIDDEN PENSION CHARGES

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The FCA’s findings on ongoing Advice

There is a saying that less is more, but when this saying is applied to the Financial Services Industry how does that pan out for the customer? Well according to…

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FCA forces asset managers to disclose transaction costs on Workplace Pensions

Have you ever given it any thought that the pension scheme provided by your employer is value for money? Have you ever asked what the charges might be and are…

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Fools Gold How Mifid II has revealed the true cost of funds

MIFID II came into force in January 2018 and it comes as no surprise that customers are now finding out they are paying a lot more than they previously thought.…

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Hidden fee
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How a 1% hidden fee wipes £100,000 from a £100,000 investment

It sounds unbelievable doesn’t it that you could be worse off by £100,000 due to charges when investing £100,000 over 30yrs which achieve identical returns but their charges were significantly different…

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Hidden Charges are Mythical – like the Loch Ness Monster

Last week there was a very interesting broadcast on Radio 4 hosted by Lesley Curwen called the Transparency Detectives which I would like to share with you. For those who…

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MiFID II
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Perfect Storm – MIFID II

The New Year has started with a bang – and the timing for us to launch Lower My Charges.com has been the perfect storm for us. Why? On January the…

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tell the truth
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Time to tell the Truth?

Time to tell the Truth? It has been 6 months since we launched Lower My Charges.com  and the speed of how things have developed has been amazing. Many respected journalists…

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Steelworkers face 5% charge to move funds post-DB transfer

Members of the British Steel Pension Scheme (BSPS) who were advised to transfer out of their final salary pension are facing a 5% charge if they want to leave the…

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Workplace pension charges to go online in transparency push

A lot of news of late has been the focus on how there an agenda when it comes to pension charges and how they are applied and what the consequences…

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Paul Lewis: ‘Don’t do it’ is the best advice on DB transfers

There is a storm brewing which is starting to put a spotlight on whether or not it is suitable to transfer a defined benefit pension plan (with guarantees) into a…

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rip-off fees scandal
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Pension drawdown rip-off fees scandal

It would seem not a day goes by without an article being written about rip off charges and fees. What is very concerning is the surge of customers being tempted…

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retirement nest egg
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Tony Robbins: How Your 401(k) Providers Could End Up with Half of Your Retirement Nest Egg

We like Tony Robbins who is on a mission to educate US investors from the rampant practice of hidden and excessive fees. But what is going on there is also…

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