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Rowanmoor Group plc underlines how women could significantly increase their capped drawdown income by delaying just a month until the new gender neutrality legislation comes into force on 21 December 2012.
29 November 2012
Rowanmoor Group plc has today confirmed the services and pricing structure available to employers who choose NEST to help meet their duties for automatic pensions enrolment. The offering is designed for small and medium sized employers and will launch on 1 April 2013, a year before the majority of small businesses will need to comply with the new regulations.
27 November 2012
Rowanmoor Group plc has been reappointed by Standard Life to carry out the administration for its SSAS portfolio. Rowanmoor Group will continue to use its expertise in the SSAS market to provide administration, advisory and actuarial work for all Standard Life SSAS schemes, for a further five year term, strengthening the relationship that the companies have had for over fifteen years.
12 November 2012
Rowanmoor Group plc today announces a 107% growth in the number of new schemes written during its 2011/2012 trading year. The yearly increase is the largest in the Group’s six years of trading and its turnover has increased by 9% compared to 2010/2011.
18 October 2012
Rowanmoor Pensions comments on the publication of the FSA’s Consultation Document CP12/19 – “Restrictions on the retail distribution of unregulated collective investment schemes and close substitutes”.
“This paper was widely anticipated and outlines the detail surrounding the FSA’s proposals to intervene in the promotion of unregulated investments by changing its rules to ban the promotion of unregulated collective investment schemes (UCIS), and close substitutes, to ordinary retail investors.”
24 August 2012
Gilt yields, at the lowest possible rate of 2% from next month, to wipe yet more income from pensioners under capped drawdown
Rowanmoor Pensions has pointed out that many pensioners are facing huge drops in their retirement income from next month as gilt levels fall to their lowest possible level of just 2%. The 2% floor in gilt rates was set by HMRC in December 2011.
23 July 2012
Rowanmoor Pensions reports increase in SSAS popularity; company directors harness the benefits SSASs offer to their businesses
Rowanmoor Pensions today announces its new business figures for the third quarter (Q3) of its current trading year, showing an increase across its products and SSAS sales 53% higher than Q3 last year. This reflects a reported industry-wide trend in the increased popularity of SSAS as the pension scheme of choice for company directors who recognise the strong commercial advantages that SSASs can bring to their businesses.
19 July 2012
Rowanmoor Pensions has made two new additions to its National Sales Team. Graham Hadley is Senior Consultant for the Midlands, and Angie Staunton is Consultant for the North East.
19 April 2012
Rowanmoor Pensions has added Cofunds, one of the UK’s largest independent platforms for financial services, to its SIPP investment partner list. Access to the Cofunds platform is available to advisers of members with a Rowanmoor Pensions SIPP, enabling advisers to research, create and manage portfolios in one place at no extra charge.
17 April 2012
Reacting to the Budget 2012 Ian Hammond Managing Director, Rowanmoor Pensions, said: “There was much recent speculation the Chancellor, would announce changes limiting the tax incentives of long term pensions savings in his 2012 Budget. All in all today has been good news for the industry, something that was desperately needed to re-establish people’s faith in the pensions system.”
21 March 2012
Rowanmoor Pensions has appointed Martin Stead as Regulated Consultant within its Consultancy Team. Ian Hammond, Managing Director, Rowanmoor Pensions said: “Martin is very talented and brings a wealth of experience with him which will be invaluable to our clients and the ongoing success of the business. I look forward to working with him as we develop our business in 2012 and beyond.”
16 February 2012
Rowanmoor Pensions has restructured its sales team and appointed Matthew Robinson as Regional Sales Manager. The restructure of the sales team follows outstanding growth for the first quarter (Q1) of the current financial year.
2 February 2012
Rowanmoor Pensions announces its new business figures for the first quarter (Q1) of its current financial year; showing an overall increase across its products of 151% and outstanding SIPP sales, which are 210% higher than Q1 last year
17 January 2012