LTC is an essential part of planning for later life
The Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA) has created an industry standard for retirement advisers.
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The planned cap on the cost of care, including long-term care for the elderly, has been put on hold until 2020, the government has announced.
National IFA LEBC has opened an office in Kent staffed by three advisers who moved to the firm from rival Origen Financial Services.
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The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) business plan has failed to calculate the Dilnot cap on long-term care costs correctly, according to LEBC Group divisional director Kay Ingram.
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Only a third of advisers are currently qualified to provide long term care advice despite growing interest from advisers in the area, the Association of Professional Financial Advisers (APFA) has found.
In this week’s quick fire RP poll we ask RP readers: Should withdrawals from pension pots to fund long-term care costs be made tax free?
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Pensions experts have called for the government to help savers access their pensions tax-free to fund long-term care.
Recently launched Family Building Society has linked with Chase de Vere and Key Retirement Solutions for later life planning referrals.
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.
Should financial health checks and care accounts become part of the long-term care market? Fiona Murphy looks at alternative recommendations for funding.
Fiona Murphy asks what does the ABI’s social care Statement of Intent mean for the long-term care market?
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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.
Pensions provider Just Retirement has launched an ‘immediate needs' annuity for people facing long-term care costs.
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.
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.