Long Term Care

        Family Building Society links with advice firms on later life planning

        Professional Adviser | 18 Aug 2014 | 10:38

        Recently launched Family Building Society has linked with Chase de Vere and Key Retirement Solutions for later life planning referrals.


        Over 45s ignoring 'the only people qualified' to help them fund care - research

        Only 13% of over 45s would consider seeking help from a financial adviser with their care funding, despite more than half stating they are confused by the subject, according to research.

        Professional Adviser | 07 Aug 2014 | 08:07

        LTC: A nudge in the right direction?

        Should financial health checks and care accounts become part of the long-term care market? Fiona Murphy looks at alternative recommendations for funding.

        IFAonline | 21 Mar 2014 | 11:42

    Other Long Term Care articles


      LTC – A statement of intent

      Fiona Murphy asks what does the ABI’s social care Statement of Intent mean for the long-term care market?

      Retirement Planner | 19 Feb 2014 | 10:51

      Have the conversation: Talking LTC funding before it’s needed

      The ABI and Department of Health are working together to help grow the LTC market. The need is there, but when is the right time to start talking to clients about care costs?

      IFAonline | 13 Feb 2014 | 07:44
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      LTC initiatives to benefit mainly HNW consumers, Zurich

      New initiatives around funding long-term care will likely benefit only high-net worth consumers, while less wealthy people will still end up selling their homes to fund care, Zurich has suggested.

      IFAonline | 07 Feb 2014 | 07:20

      Just Retirement launches ‘immediate needs' annuity for care funding

      Pensions provider Just Retirement has launched an ‘immediate needs' annuity for people facing long-term care costs.

      IFAonline | 04 Feb 2014 | 09:52

      A later life plan: Interview with Symponia's Jeremy Davies

      In October Symponia launched its Legal Academy to help foster strong working relationships between advisers and solicitors operating in the later life market. Helen Morrissey talks to joint managing director Jeremy Davies about his plans for the Academy.

      Retirement Planner | 22 Jan 2014 | 11:32

      ABI to work with govt on LTC advice and product expansion

      The Association of British Insurers (ABI) and Department of Health have signed a ‘statement of intent’ focusing on the future development of the long-term care market.

      IFAonline | 21 Jan 2014 | 10:40
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      Shadow care minister warns of LTC ‘misinformation scandal’

      The shadow minister for care and older people Liz Kendall has warned of a ‘misinformation scandal' in the delivery of long-term care advice.

      Retirement Planner | 14 Jan 2014 | 16:19

      Advisers stress LTC commitment as Care Bill progresses

      Advisers have stressed they are keen to become more involved in long-term care (LTC) advice, with a desire to be included in council referral lists, the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) says.

      Retirement Planner | 09 Jan 2014 | 12:25

      Pensioners face £150,000 LTC bill before govt help - Labour

      Pensioners could have to pay out £150,000 on long-term care before the government will step in, according to the Labour party.

      IFAonline | 16 Dec 2013 | 07:33

      IFA joins forces with care group to launch planning service

      An IFA has joined forces with a care provider to provide an independent advice service for those seeking home care.

      IFAonline | 11 Dec 2013 | 12:41

      LTC: The changes that offer a helping hand

      Fiona Murphy asks industry commentators what they lobbied for in the long-term care consultation and for an update on the passage of the Care Bill.

      Retirement Planner | 04 Dec 2013 | 13:53

      LTC, clean share classes and MMR: An overview of recent regulatory events

      In his new regular column, the CII’s David Thomson provides an update on the key regulatory events of the past few weeks and takes a look at what can be expected next.

      IFAonline | 28 Nov 2013 | 08:00
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      Inducements, CCLs and RDR reviews: Looking back on a summer of regulation

      In a new monthly feature, the CII’s David Thomson provides an update on the key regulatory events of the past few weeks and takes a look at what can be expected next.

      IFAonline | 31 Oct 2013 | 08:00

      Can we reshape the pensions landscape to fund LTC?

      Fiona Murphy asks whether a pensions overhaul could help encourage people to save for their long-term care needs

      Retirement Planner | 30 Oct 2013 | 16:48

      Govt accused of 'backtracking' on LTC reforms

      The government has promised people will not be forced to sell their homes to pay for care in old age after a proposal to restrict eligibility to defer payment was exposed.

      IFAonline | 16 Oct 2013 | 07:42

      Overhaul pension rules to fund LTC, law firm argues

      Workplace pension savers should be able to earmark part of their funds to pay for long-term care, according to a white paper.

      IFAonline | 07 Oct 2013 | 10:02

      LTC: Adviser warns of local authority pressure and ‘false hope’

      Labour's Lord Hunt was right to highlight the practical difficulties of asking local authorities to assess all self-funders as part of long-term care reforms, adviser firm LEBC Group has said.

      Retirement Planner | 25 Sep 2013 | 17:17



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