23 August 2006
Claim firm alleges that mortgage case commission was undisclosed
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The UK could follow the US, with rising rates slowing the market right down
Britishinsurance.com managing director Simon Burgess looks at how the domain game is being played out for .eu web addresses
'Intermediaries handing over one of the most valuable parts of their business to a third party'
John Pattullo's Henderson strategic bond fund illustrates the wide variety of holdings available to the fixed-interest manager and its performance is testimony to his skill
Are you recommending alternatively secured pensions to clients who do not want to buy an annuity at 75?No - 63%Yes - 37%
Update: No annual monetary limits on benefits for out-patient cancer treatmentsTel: 0800 33 2000
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A number of supply factors are keeping oil prices high and they could go even higher in the short term
Central banks are not there to give stockmarket traders a free ride and last week's decision by the Fed to pause its rate-raising programme did little to reassure investors. We should not be surprised. Ben Bernanke's team are very cognisant of the inflationary pressures that are swirling around the global economy and it would be extremely foolish to ignore their potential impact. However, the same team seem quite politically aware and I wonder if they are more interested in keeping growth ...
A new client's tax returns reveal opportunities to revive forgotten tax reliefs
Imagine you were an IFA firm operating under FSA regulation. Imagine that in the past the firm had been several firms operating under several different regimes. A reasonable merger had taken place although for a few years the firms existed as a sort of ad hoc alliance before a full merger.
My firm's FSA fees are too high and the reporting structure is impenetrable
It was interesting to attend one of G&N's investment trust seminars and hear all four groups presenting kick off their sessions with an explanation of how they went about managing the funds at their disposal.
Hartley SASThe Lifetime Sipp
Pink managing director says top lender is using its financial muscle to pull ahead of rivals
Almost ninety per cent of advisers consider inflation to be a risk for their clients buying a level conventional annuity, says new research from Prudential.
A lot of advisers probably think that the Government has been talking out of its Asp in recent weeks.
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Matrix Structured ProductsAscension Plan III
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The right business model will attract the right recruits and nurture their development
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Gregor Watt looks at investment approaches to pick up on the possibly long-term high price of oil
Looking at the interaction of sections 167(1) to 167(5) in IHTA 1984
The White Paper has largely ignored the lack of self-employed provision
Gale reassures IFAs that change will be gradual as providers come under pressure from analysts
Scottish Widows head of pensions market development Ian Naismith explains how to benefit by investing employee share incentive plans or save as you earn schemes in Sipps
It seems to me that every day I find or am recommended something to look at on the web. Earth.google.com, myspace.comand ebay.com are commercially successful sites that have changed the way I view property, talk to friends, find out relevant lifestyle information and buy products.
Standard Life has rolled out its PTA product Life Insurance with Tax Relief on the internet via online submission, including underwriting.
Over the past two, three, five and 10 years, UK equity income funds have outperformed UK growth funds and only over the past year have growth funds marginally outperformed the average income fund.
My last article outlined three pension topics to finish my series on topical retirement planning issues. Most of that article elaborated on the definition of dependent within pension schemes and annuities but I briefly moved on to the relevance of tax-free cash.
In the May stockmarket correction, emerging markets and high-beta stocks were among the hardest hit by investors' flight from risk.
The growing adoption of the Reit structure is increasing opportunities
Guy Anker tries to track down which networks are the mystery quartet
Snow White smoking inspired Pink Home Loans managing director to take a new view of service and he is campaigning to rid the adverse sector of the wicked witches while diversifying and building the firm, particularly on the club side and moving into business abroad. Interview by Guy Anker
With less than a month to go until the big split. Fidelity eyes will be closely watching the special situations fund for signs of outflows. From a peak of 6.5bn a few months ago, money appears to be trickling out and this week the fund dipped under 6bn.
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