Auto-enrolment started rolling out in the UK from October 2012. Whilst many of us have no doubt seen some of the frequent government adverts with familiar faces such as Karen Brady and Theo Paphitis, declaring ‘they’re in’, they don’t go far in explaining to people what auto-enrolment is all about. For example:
Who does it apply to?
When will it affect me?
What will it cost me?
The link below takes you to AEON’s PowerPoint presentation which aims to address these key issues as well as a few others that we believe every employer ought to know.
If having watched it you want to find out more, simply request a call back or click on the ‘contact us’ bar at the bottom of the screen and we can arrange an initial meeting which will be at our cost and with no obligation.
Click the following link to see AEON’s auto-enrolment presentation:
We are pleased to announce that Josephine Long, one of our paraplanners at AEON has now obtained her Level 4 Diploma for Financial Advisers qualification. Josephine intends to continue her studies in Financial Services alongside her work at AEON. Well done Josephine.
On the 2nd June ‘The Mail on Sunday’ published an article titled ‘‘’Keith died 20 months after spending £280k on an annuity. Now I get nothing”: Widows face poverty as pensions are wiped out.’*
Imagine the thousands of people that were settled down enjoying their Sunday morning latte whilst reading the paper who then turned to that article and descended into a state of panic about their pensions that had seemingly disappeared before their eyes. Their latte no doubt spluttered all over the kitchen table.
But why exactly did they panic? Had their pension pot just evaporated or was it a case of the article’s headline insinuating a far more sinister outcome then necessary? Read more about why it pays to seek advice…
Hi and welcome to our brand new website!
At AEON we’ve put our brains together and tried to produce a website which we think the public will love and want to come back to time and time again. However we don’t claim to be mind readers and therefore are sure that along the way we’ve missed a few bits and pieces that you would love to be featured. Additionally we are sure there are some bits we have created which you feel are perhaps unnecessary, confusing or dull.
Although the world didn’t end back in December as predicted, it did spark an end to the financial world as we know it. The end of December saw the end of commission and a replacement with fees; the perfect solution to a long standing problem according to some! But in many instances possibly just a change in name? The following questions outline the key issues that we feel clients may have.
For anyone thinking about how to accumulate some retirement income but finds themselves baffled as to where to start, fear not; you are not alone. 19% of Brits admit that they are saving nothing for their retirement and 66% fear financial hardship due to a lack of pension savings. But why is it that so many people do nothing or very little about saving for their future?
The Times printed an article on 29 December 2012 in relation to the new rules that the Financial Services Authority (FSA) have implemented after their radical shake up of the industry, which comes under the banner of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR). The article raises some valid questions and we thought it would be useful to spell out how AEON has adapted to these new rules.