Archive

January 2013

HMV, Blockbuster and Other Stories20th January 2013

HMV, Blockbuster and Jessops have all filed for administration in recent weeks (with 9 HMV stores in NI due to close). It is a shame for all the employees of those companies but few people were surprised at their demise. All three were caught flatfooted by changing consumer trends and the writing had been on the wall for months - even years.

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2012: The Year It Didn't Happen7th January 2013

Judging by the headlines in the financial press, investors spent much of the past year anxiously awaiting one calamity after another that failed to occur

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2013 is here & so is RDR!1st January 2013

The New Year is here and so is the implementation of a series of reforms to the regulation of retail financial advice by the Financial Services Authority (FSA).

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Buying an Annuity - Open Market Option - Advice in Lisburn & Belfast1st January 2013

After many years of saving into a pension, you will eventually wish to convert the pension into an income. A common method used at retirement, is to convert your pension 'pot' into an annuity.

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