January 2015 - Moore Stephens Financial Services

Quantitative Easing

Quantitative Easing -Euro style

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The inevitable has happened, Mario Draghi has finally introduced Quantitative Easing (QE) to the Eurozone. The question was when and not if, with many commentators surprised it has taken this long. One potential headwind was the forthcoming Greek election, but Draghi has decided to proceed irrespective of the election outcome. As it stands Syriza, the radical left wing party, look destined to win the election, which a few years ago…

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Chained to an Annuity

Annuity for life, or maybe not

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Steve Webb has proven to be a revolutionary for pensions in the UK, overseeing the new pensions auto-enrolment legislation and the forthcoming pensions freedom. That he has managed this reform is due not least to his lengthy tenure as Pensions Minister, where he has achieved success remote from the ongoing coalition murmurings. He has also been largely welcomed by the pensions industry as someone who does understand his subject and…

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pensions auto-enrolment

Pensions auto-enrolment – the next phase

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2014 was a busy year for auto-enrolment, yet 2015 already seems destined to eclipse it. Add auto-enrolment to the ground breaking changes to pensions being introduced in April 2015 and rarely have pensions been more widely discussed amongst experts and the wider public. We have helped a large number of companies through their staging dates as well as helping an even larger proportion of firms set up schemes ahead of…

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