Emotionally appealing: The real factors influencing retirement decisions

        Professional Adviser | 24 Feb 2015 | 12:27

        Pensions freedom gives retirees complete control over their retirement income options. But have policymakers factored in the emotional side of decision-making? Jenna Towler finds out


        Carney unveils new rules to prevent taxpayer bailouts of banks

        New rules have been announced by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) that propose preventing large banks from being bailed out by the taxpayer.

        Professional Adviser | 10 Nov 2014 | 11:24

        Barclays sets aside £500m for forex probe as Q3 profits jump

        Barclays has reported a 15% rise in Q3 profit but also set aside £500m for potential fines relating to manipulation of foreign exchange markets.

        Professional Adviser | 30 Oct 2014 | 09:24

    Other Barclays articles


      Barclays eyes ‘discretionary direct’ service as part of 2015 platform revamp

      Barclays is seeking to include a D2C discretionary investment service offering model portfolios to clients in its relaunched consumer platform proposition, Professional Adviser's sister title Investment Week understands.

      Professional Adviser | 20 Oct 2014 | 09:48
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      Former Barclays Wealth discretionary boss joins Lloyds

      Lloyds Banking Group has hired the former head of discretionary from Barclays' Wealth as part of a rejig of senior personnel within its wealth division.

      Professional Adviser | 02 Oct 2014 | 08:00

      Barclays hit with £38m FCA fine

      The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Barclays a record £38m for failing to adequately protect clients’ custody assets worth £16.5bn.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Sep 2014 | 07:45

      Aviva chairman McFarlane leaves to head Barclays

      John McFarlane, the chairman of insurer Aviva, has left the business to become chairman of banking group Barclays.

      Professional Adviser | 12 Sep 2014 | 09:32

      Prudential tops pension complaints; L&G mortgage gripes up 900%

      Prudential has topped the Financial Ombudsman Service's (FOS) list of most complained about pension firms after consumer gripes against the firm were up 2% on the previous half year.

      Professional Adviser | 02 Sep 2014 | 07:36
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      Barclays profits fall 7% as bank faces £900m PPI hit

      Barclays said today its underlying profits for the first half of the year had fallen 7% after a drop in investment bank revenue, while it also reported another huge bill to compensate PPI customers.

      Professional Adviser | 30 Jul 2014 | 08:01

      Banks send Wonga-style legal threats to customers

      High street banks are using Wonga-style bullying letters to chase customers for payments.

      Professional Adviser | 04 Jul 2014 | 08:00

      Barclays hit with fraud charges over ‘dark pool’ trading

      US prosecutors have hit Barclays with fraud charges which claim the British lender lied to investors about its dark pool electronic trading operations.

      Professional Adviser | 26 Jun 2014 | 07:50

      Barclays puts ‘living pension’ at £17.5k a year

      Retirees need to bring home £17,500 a year to secure a “relatively modest but comfortable” retirement, according to research from Barclays.

      Professional Adviser | 23 Jun 2014 | 15:37

      Barclays Wealth CEO to exit

      Chief executive of Barclays Wealth and Investment Management Peter Horrell is to leave the company at the end of the year.

      Professional Adviser | 20 Jun 2014 | 08:09
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      The Head Doctor: A manifesto for investing in an emotional world

      PA’s resident behavioural finance expert Greg Davies lays out his manifesto for balancing the desire for returns with being human…

      Professional Adviser | 06 Jun 2014 | 10:22
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      Platforms must cut prices further to lure Hargreaves' clients - Barclays

      D2C Platforms attempting to undercut Hargreaves Lansdown via lower fees have not made "significant enough" reductions to lure clients away, analysts at Barclays have said.

      Professional Adviser | 06 Jun 2014 | 08:09

      Barclays: Fund groups must 'completely rethink' retail strategies post-RDR

      Asset managers are likely to engage in a "fundamental rethink" of their retail strategies as more customers go direct in future, according to analysts at Barclays.

      Professional Adviser | 30 May 2014 | 08:17

      Hargreaves secures discounted share class for Woodford's new fund

      Hargreaves Lansdown has secured what it says is the cheapest share class in the market for Neil Woodford’s new fund, selling the investment star's fund for 60bps.

      Professional Adviser | 27 May 2014 | 10:35

      Barclays fined £26m for gold price fixing

      The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Barclays £26m for gold price fixing.

      Professional Adviser | 23 May 2014 | 09:57
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      Barclays to cut 19,000 jobs in 'bold simplification' of business

      Barclays will cut 19,000 jobs across the business by the end of 2016 - 14,000 of which will be lost this year - as part of what chief executive Antony Jenkins said was a "bold simplification" of the bank's structure.

      Professional Adviser | 08 May 2014 | 08:20
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      Barclays investment bank profits halve ahead of strategy overhaul

      Barclays' profits have fallen in the first quarter with the investment bank suffering almost a 50% drop in profits, according to its quarterly report.

      Professional Adviser | 06 May 2014 | 08:13


    Should non-advised retirees cashing in their pension pots be given a 30 day cooling-off period?