2 September 2010
Phil Jeynes says protection speaks with too many voices to be heard properly.
Keith Richards says that IFAs should ignore Hector Sants declaration as long as they are prepared and understand their regulatory responsibilities.
“The ABI is a 19th century operation. The life and pension provider community deserves first class, modern representation.”
Brian Tora says equities are being supported by firms bringing in results above expectations.
“It seems crazy that you cannot advise the employees but you can advise the employer.”
Ray Boulger says some of the proposals in last month’s FSA paper on responsible lending are “downright dangerous”.
Standard Life head of pensions policy says consumers are making informed choices.
A National Complaints Day offering an iPad for the best complaint is an event you would associate with a claim-chasing firm looking to drum up cheap publicity.
ACA says there is still a threat of employers levelling down exisitng pension arrangements due to auto-enrolment.
ASA to receive new powers to supervise all online marketing, including unpaid promotions through websites such as Facebook and Twitter.
A20 appointed reps being chased over regulatory and PI payments not made to the network.
British Insurance founder Simon Burgess and his wife Sara-Ann are set to launch a new insurance provider.
Ombudsman waits to see case numbers.
James Smith surveys a sector that has proved to be resilient in tough times and finds fund managers particularly optimistic about prospects for returns from emerging markets
“Don’t worry about it, it’s nice to have a distraction.”
A number of Sipp providers will not work with international adviser firms that passport into the UK due to compliance risks.
Fund sees more than double the inflows of its nearest challenger.
Annuity Direct is calling for an FSA investigation into the sale of annuities
Tenet is to support Aifa’s new diploma in investment planning.
Advisers say broker firm Oval’s out of court settlement following a dispute with two former employees is another sign of the tougher line firms are taking regarding client ownership.