3.5 Week 3 round-up
There is a lot going on the financial marketplace. New products are emerging and others are changing and all this has been against the backcloth of volatile financial markets – particularly the equity market.
The government is attempting to influence behaviour through pension reforms, together with tax changes intended to encourage savings and to take the heat out of the buoyant buy-to-let property market.
This week has aimed to get you up to date with the latest developments in the financial markets and provide you with systematic approaches to making decisions about financial products.
Next week, in the last week of Managing my financial journey, we turn the spotlight on regulation in the industry. How are financial firms regulated? How are consumers protected when being sold financial products? What recourse and protection has the public got if problems arise?
You can now go to Week 4: Regulation and consumer protection.