10 June 2010
Former Home of Choice chief executive Gerry O’Brien says the network’s inability to service debts created in 2005 led it into administration.
The managing director of Precise Mortgages is learning to fly in his spare time and this desire for freedom and independence has been replicated in his career flight path.
“Investment is not just about what is happening in the domestic equity market but so much has been going on there, other asset classes tend to get overshadowed.”
Industry experts call on Govt to scrap the upcoming higher-rate pension tax relief restrictions following new calculations.
Lifesearch managing director says advisers should refuse to give business to providers who work with certain non-advised sales firms.
Scottish Provident senior product development manager Jennifer Gilchrist says in such uncertain economic times, people would be wise to consider protecting their income, should they suddenly find themselves out of work.
Nic Cicutti says the FSA’s unwillingness to be tougher on trail commission will lead to the “same old practices” being retained.
Hargreaves Lansdown chief executive hits out at Chelsea Financial Services and Bestinvest’s worst-performing fund lists, claiming they do not help investors.
“LibDem pension policies are being taken seriously and Steve Webb himself is enjoying the advantage of being the man in the know.”
Income drawdown investors will see tax charge on their entire fund, rather than on income, if they switch providers or buy an annuity before 55.
Ned Naylor helps four investors sold the Integrity GTEP maximiser product win over £370,000 with a further £400,000 nearing settlement.
Platform has launched a mortgage range available only to joint applicants.
Peter Le Beau says protection needs shouting about but the FSA’s keeping quiet
Cru founder Jon Maguire says people who blame him for the Arch cru fund debacle are ignorant of the facts.
Latest FSA paper piles more costs onto the industry at a very difficult time.
Academy gives IFAs access to discounts on study material, exams, online tools and training courses.
Brokers call on Govt to intervene as an increasing amount of self-employed borrowers turn to secured loans instead of remortgaging due to lender requirements.
Stevem Chisholm says Axa’s Elevate wrap has all the essential features his business needs.
“The first thing you may have noticed is that I am not Peter Mandelson. For one thing, I am abetter dancer.”
Fay Goddard says multiple choice exams are just as rigorous and are used in other professions such as medicine.
Ian McKenna says the launch of the iPad highlights the massive technology opportunities for advisers and providers.
Firm will only consider platforms actively pushing for a rapid re-registration solution as the firm decides on its preferred choice for members.
PMS’ John Malone says the importance of a seven-year plan has stayed with him through his 40-year long career in mortgages.
Adviser markets herself as a specialist who takes referrals from solicitors, despite regulation that specifies solicitors can only refer clients to IFAs for investment advice.
Tom Baigrie says IFAs should put pressure on providers to ensure non-advised firms are treating customers fairly.
Kira Nickerson says the launch of Anthony Bolton’s China special situations fund is great news for the investment trust industry.
HSBC’s Guy Morrell says commercial property should still be part of a diverse portfolio.
Mark Dampier says that while SVM global opportunities doesn’t stand out, a closer inspection finds it offers good opportunities.