21 April 2011
The N&P final notice reveals a shocking lack of regard for customers who put their faith in a trusted local institution.
Rob Clifford says mortgage brokers must take a proactive approach to help those unaware of the dangers of a rise in the base rate.
Chris Gilchrist says the academic evidence that “timing the market” does not work is deep and solid.
James Harrington says the critics of structured products think they are here to take over the world.
Nic Cicutti questions whether IFAs who say their advice is free have a viable future business model.
James Smith talks to Aberdeen Asset Management’s Paul Reed.
The Association of British Insurers has urged the FSA to not to over-regulate products.
Incoming Cofunds chief executive Martin Davis says the platform will look to increase its functionality to compete with smaller wrap providers that have more modern technology.
Compliance consultant Adam Samuel warns third parties approved by the FSA to carry out skilled persons reports are not required to meet minimum qualification standards.
Budding master chefs from across the financial services sector cooked up a storm to raise money for charity Help for Heroes last week.
Fidelity International European chief executive Robert Higginbotham has warned that the FSA’s “overly bureaucratic and intrusive” regulation is damaging UK competitiveness.
Advisers have slammed the Financial Ombudsman Service for spending over £3,000 on an exhibit at The Gadget Show Live.
Linden Homes group managing director Ian Baker has welcomed the Government’s FirstBuy scheme but believes that housebuilders will still focus their attention on those further up the housing chain.
Research contrasting tracker funds with capital-at-risk structured products undermines the IMA’s recent controversial study into the sector, says Lowes.
The IMA says the Financial Conduct Authority’s new powers to ban products and withdraw financial promotions will not prevent failures such as Keydata.
The FSA has publicly censured The Matrix Model Group for failings relating to the sale of geared traded endowment policies.
Legal experts are warning that powers proposed under Mifid to ban products at a European level add uncertainty for firms and could serve to undermine national regulators.
Minutes reveal Spencer Dale, Andrew Sentance and Martin Weale continue to call for an increase.
Increases in the bank rate could force lenders to adopt harsher repossession strategies, according to Nationwide group distribution director Matthew Wyles.
Nationwide group distribution director Matthew Wyles has called on the Government to introduce tax breaks to encourage more investors to the buy-to-let market.
Departing Openwork chief executive Martin Davis says the firm’s primary short-term objective is to make sure its members move successfully to adviser-charging.
OPM Fund Management is to launch two new funds next month in readiness for the launch of its model portfolio service.
“Back by popular demand - Lord Turner.”
Nucleus says it has received confirmation from HM Revenue & Customs that platform fees and rebates will not be subject to VAT.
The Independent Commission on Banking’s recommendation to ringfence retail banks could make it harder for new entrants to come into the market, according to Treasury select committee member Andrea Leadsom.
Sub-prime lenders are to blame for most of repossession cases in the property market, says Nationwide group distribution director Matthew Wyles.
Seven financial services trade bodies write joint letter to Treasury financial secretary Mark Hoban calling for the powers of FOS to be limited.
Law Society president Linda Lee says the new requirements for settlor-interested trusts are bureaucratic and she is calling for a return to a less complex system