07 January 2010
A financial adviser in Scotland has been jailed for two and a half years after defrauding his clients out of almost £300,000.
Advisers are urging administrator PricewaterhouseCoopers to provide information on delays to income payments due to investors with Keydata plans invested with Lifemark.
PricewaterhouseCoopers has warned that HM Revenue & Customs’ latest offshore tax amnesty may yield a modest return due to low take-up.
A recent county court judgment between John Petrie and Standard Life may offer advisers hope over investments into the Arch cru fund range.
IFAs and product providers slam the FSA’s decision to extend its proposed ban on commission to group personal pensions.
Iceland’s president Olafur Ragnar Grimsson defends move to block repayment deal amid concerns over diplomatic repercussions.
Skerritt Consultants head of investments Andy Merricks believes that Japan could be one of the surprise investment successes of 2010.
JO Hambro Investment Management has launched its first two bond funds.
The Liberal Democrats have hit out at Tory proposals to cut inheritance tax and stamp duty, saying it will result in a £7bn shortfall.
If you go to your MP and tell them that the QCF level four qualifications you are required to obtain by 2012 are too onerous, do not expect too much sympathy.
Jon Maguire has resigned as chief exec of Africa Invest.
Structured product provider and administrator Meteor Asset Management says ongoing complaints against the company relating to Lehman-backed plans will not affect its deal to acquire assets from NDFA and DRL.
Appointed representatives of Mortgage Times Group have been left facing an uncertain future after the network ceased trading days before Christmas.
Decision over Skills Council’s future is not guaranteed by January meeting.
PricewaterhouseCoopers is using a debt collection company to chase former members of collapsed network Berkeley Independent Advisers for misselling liabilities.
Rathbones appoints Mike Webb as chief executive of its unit trust business, replacing the retiring Peter Pearson Lund.
Phil Jeynes says there were some good points to last year
Aegon head of business regulation Steven Cameron says the FSA should allow factoring for the GPP sector.
Leigh Harrison to become head of equities as Threadneedle boosts UK desk with the appoointment of Simon Brazier, Richard Colwell and James Thorne.
Transact is cutting its platform charges ahead of plans to float the business.
Bill Warren Compliance is offering a retrospective mortgage sourcing system that allows firms to check that the most appropriate product and lender were recommended on past mortgage business.
“There is one fundamental question which seems to have escaped the entire RDR process and that is - what do consumers actually want?”