Experts views on today's changes
Increase comes in from April 2016
Bank of England buy-to-let concerns and financial planning for the worst, here is our weekly heads-up on the stories that may have caught your clients' attention over the weekend...
Friends Life is planning to transfer £24bn worth of segregated mandates from AXA Investment Managers to Aviva Investors, following its takeover by the latter's parent company at the end of last year.
Self-invested pensions and property investment
Holders of Aviva Investors' £159m Asia Pacific Property fund face a 12-24 month wait to exit after the firm suspended the fund due to large investors' plans to redeem their positions.
Aviva Investors has moved its Property trust from offer to bid pricing after experiencing a period of net outflows for the product.
Commercial property and pension investing
Retail fund sales last year were at their highest level since 2010, according to the latest figures from the Investment Association (IA).
Sector report: UK commercial property - treading a very fine line
Property exposure: Keep your eyes on the prize…
The Serious Fraud Office is investigating an allegation of fraud against a number of investment funds operated by Stirling Mortimer Global Property fund.
Six million homes, half of all mortgaged residential property in the UK, could be at risk because the owners are not covered by any form of protection insurance, according to research from life and pensions provider Friends Life.
Sesame network's appointed representatives now have access to a holiday let exclusive five year fixed rate product via Leeds Building Society.
The buy-to-let market has avoided Mark Carney's four and half times income multiple cap but the Bank warned the sector it will not escape its scrutiny.
Two investors are taking TenetConnect to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) after unsuccessfully trying to retrieve money lost due to what they claim was negligent advice to invest in an unregulated overseas property scheme.
Potential homeowners are panic buying property as supply in the market continues to fall, estate agents have warned.
The £1bn UK Commercial Property trust run by Ignis Asset Management has cut both its fees and its dividend in a move to a 'more sustainable policy'.
Economist and founder of Capital Economics Roger Bootle has said that quantitative easing (QE) is not the "inflation danger" people should be worried about - the focus should be on the intentions of the government.
Troubled property firm Brandeaux is to wind up six of its long-suspended property funds following calls from investors wanting to exit the vehicles.
The yawning property gap across England and Wales has highlighted again as figures showed house prices surging nearly 9% in London while values are still on the slide in the North.
Investor group Little River Victims (LRV) has started proceedings against an Algarve-based golf resort developer after losing $3m of investments in US properties that were sold to them through their advisers.