19 November 2009
Chris Gilchrist ponders how advisers can benefit from seemingly irrational ideas to help their clients.
Trade body schedules emergency meeting to discuss lobbying plans over FSA projection rate crackdown.
Disqualified Bristol tax rebates and investment accountant jailed for 5 years.
Former CII deputy general says providers are perpetuating the myth that advisers should not deal with small pots.
Capita is in talks with the FSA over potential remedy for customers that may have suffered detriment.
Jonathan Cornell says discounted mortgage deals are set for a comeback.
“having seen some of the people stalling and whinging I think a bit of gunpowder under some firms might actually be the catalyst to change”
Dean Cheeseman looks to buy into commercial property.
In 2007 Fisher told MM the firm received no commission whatsoever in response to Nick Bamford open letter.
McCarthy takes on the newly created position of European chairman.
“The focus of the next UK election is likely to be the competition between the parties as to who can promise the biggest cuts if they reach power”
Just Retirement is looking to launch a long-term care product and a protection range for older customers.
Nigel Legge remains upbeat despite asset shrinkage.
Which? research shows jump in arrangement and valuation fees.
Nationwide believes new lenders more likely to launch direct-to-consumer products.
1,200 pension and investment advisers to undergo intensive training in multi-million pound upgrade.
Kira Nickerson assesses the future for platforms.
Nick Bamford responds to a call for him to set out his pricing structure.
Mervyn King reveals the size of the emergency support provided to the two institutions last year.
“Unemployment continues to be the elephant in Gordon Brown’s living room but within the world of financial services there are finally signs that a slow thaw is occurring in what has been a two-year recruitment freeze.”
“If mortality continues to improve, many people working today will spend almost as long in retirement as they do in employment and this raises real questions on how people pay for their retirement.”
Pension guru will leave the provider in January to launch an adviser-focused platform.
“Perhaps this week, the title should be: Cult of the Equity III - just when you thought it was safe to go back into the market.”
Chris Cummings says it is time for encouragement and reward, not heavy-handedness, from the FSA.
Adviser says Towry failed to allow the transfer of trail commission.