Government must take urgent action on pension contribution rates or risk undermining AE success
Our pension specialist Helen Morrissey comments on 'Occupational Pension Schemes data in the UK'.
Renters in arrears at the mercy of landlords
Sarah Pennells, head of financial capability at Royal London, comments on the call for action needed to tackle rental debts crisis which is backed by organisations including the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA), Shelter, StepChange Debt Charity and Nationwide Building Society.
Shirley Garrood joins Royal London board as non-executive director
Royal London today announces the appointment of Shirley Garrood as non-executive director. She will be a member of the Nominations and Governance Committee. Ms Garrood also joins the boards of Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) and RLAM Holdings Ltd and will be a member of RLAM board’s Risk Committee. It is intended that Ms Garrood will assume the role of chair of the RLAM board and of the RLAM board’s Risk Committee in 2021, subject to regulatory approval.
Spending review: a positive outlook for equities, property and commodities
Trevor Greetham, head of multi asset, comments following today's Spending Review by the Chancellor.
Royal London supports PFS Financial Wellbeing Programme on value of advice
Royal London is supporting the Personal Finance Society’s Financial Wellbeing Programme which highlights the value of financial advice.
Royal London exhibition to open up the conversation around death
Royal London has partnered with, British portrait and fashion photographer, Rankin to encourage the conversation around death with a free digital exhibition, Lost for Words, launching on 16 November 2020.
Record bounce, ahead of a difficult Q4
Melanie Baker, senior economist at Royal London Asset Management, comments on today's UK GDP data.
Royal London introduces beneficiary nomination
Royal London has introduced a signature-free beneficiary nomination to its individual Life Cover and Life or Critical Illness Cover on its Personal Menu Plans.
The best areas in England for families to thrive
Royal London has analysed local data to reveal the best places in England for families to thrive.
Credit reports and credit scores remain a mystery to many consumers
Sarah Pennells, Head of Financial Capability at Royal London, comments on the news that subscription services and council tax bills are being used by Experian to improve consumers’ credit score.
Households using debt to pay for essentials as Covid-19 hits finances hard
New research by Royal London reveals a startling picture of people’s personal finances during the pandemic. As our figures above show, household incomes have fallen while bills have risen, with many people believing that things are going to become even bleaker.
RLAM appoints Head of Strategy
Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) announces the appointment of Gemma Cowie as Head of Strategy.
Mourners struggled to grieve during lockdown
Royal London’s National Funeral Cost Index report 2020 reveals that three in five (60%) people who have arranged a funeral during lockdown found it difficult to grieve due to COVID-19.
Government needs to look at ways of getting millions of self-employed people saving into pensions
Mona Patel, consumer spokeswoman at Royal London, comments on the Institute for Fiscal Studies’ (IFS) research which shows a sharp fall in self-employed pension savers over the past two decades
Responsible investment no longer an “optional extra” as paper debunks performance myth
The myth that incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into an investment approach risks returns has been debunked according to a joint paper by Royal London and EY.