Weekly Round-Up – Friday 3rd June 2016

Weekly Round-UpHappy Friday, readers! It’s time to catch up.

Here are some of the things that we covered at Informed Choice this week.

On the blog this week

One million more younger people are likely to find themselves living with mum and dad over the course of the next decade. Is this all bad news?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced this week the level at which it will consult to cap early exit charges for consumers who wish to make use of pension freedoms.

In our latest monthly investment update for June 2016, we look at how the investment markets, global economy and commodity prices are performing.

What is your biggest worry about retirement? For many people, it’s the fear of running out of money before the end of their life.

The latest podcast episode

The Informed Choice Podcast is now Informed Choice Radio, with a new look and some new intro music.

In the latest episode of Informed Choice Radio, Martin talks about what happens when your defined benefit pension scheme goes bust.

Informed Choice in the press

Martin commented for FE Trustnet in this article about the fund managers who are taking on multiple mandates for different groups. Are some fund managers stretching themselves too thin?

There has been a move in the retail financial services sector towards ‘vertical integration’. This is where the same company manufactures and distributes products. Martin commented for Money Marketing about whether this vertical integration is making a monster.

Before you go

The last in the season of classical recitals we have sponsored at Cranleigh Arts Centre takes place next Wednesday evening, featuring Hugh Roberts: Flautist.

Do join us for an evening of classical music; please speak to your Financial Planner if you would like a free ticket to this event.


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