Making the best of a professional connection

17 Oct 2014

Pensions bank account

This week we issued a statement in response to the latest pension reforms. The Taxation of Pensions Bill was released by the Government setting out all the pension tax changes. Savers will be allowed to withdraw up to 25 per cent of their pension pot, tax free, at any time - effectively working as a pensions bank account. Currently to receive a tax free lump sum savers must be 55 and over.

With more freedoms being given, the new pensions landscape is making one thing clear - access to professional, whole of market retirement advice has never been more important.

Have an opinion on the latest pension reform? Have a say in our LinkedIn discussion below.

Its competition time!

This week we're giving away three £50 Love2Shop vouchers to three lucky winners!* To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do by Friday 31 October is…

  • Log in to your account
  • Make sure you've added your company logo and 20 word sales pitch

Its win-win! Think about it, would you really contact a business listing with no company logo? Adding this, and a short sales pitch, are just some of the things you can do to showcase your business to its full potential. Log in today to update your profile.

A company logo is one of a number of features which are only available via the enhanced advertising package. Why not upgrade to the enhance advertising package today? We're offering 10% off until the end of October, so hurry!** Call us on 0800 020 9918 or email [email protected].

How to stay connected professionally

Are you really utilising your business relationship? Using a simple 8 step process, Graeme Ballantyne, business consultancy manager at Prudential lets us in on how to maximise opportunities when working with professional connections. You can read his simple steps here.

What consumers really want

Every week we post topical web polls asking consumers what they think and feel about their financial situation. In a recent survey we asked consumer "what do you hope to get out of your first meeting with a financial adviser?" 40 per cent wanted an overview of their current finances while 15 per cent wanted an understanding of their financial priorities.


Congratulations to this week's #AdviseroftheWeek, @MatthewDuncan thank you for supporting our Value of Advice campaign and sharing our Mind the Advice Gap infographic.

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LinkedIn discussion:

What do you think of the latest pensions announcement?

The Taxation of pensions bill was released this week - What are your views on the latest pensions reform announcement?

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* Three advisers will receive 1 x £50 Love2Shop vouchers each and will be chosen at random from all eligible advisers. Eligible advisers must: 1) be a registered on 2) have logged into their profile between 17/10/2014 - 31/10/2014 3) have uploaded a company logo 4) have uploaded a 20 word sales pitch. We will announce the winning advisers in a newsletter in October.

**This is an introductory offer, for new enhanced advertising package customers only - specific to the unique reference number (URN) stated in this email. Offer not available for existing enhanced subscribers or subscribers who have held an enhanced profile within the last six months. Offer ends 31 October 2014. This offer is not available online or through our website, to take advantage of the offer you will need to contact [email protected]  or call 0800 020 9918. Enhanced advertising package standard pricing is currently £399 +VAT annually or £39 +VAT monthly. Standard pricing will apply from the anniversary of the subscription date.

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