25 November 2010
Nic Cicutti says advisers hoping that Neil Liversidge will live up to his manifesto commitments will be disappointed.
Ray Boulger says the FSA has made healthy changes to key features to benefit brokers.
A heavy lobbying campaign saw the FSA relent on it view that so-called bundled pricing should be banned.
John Greenwood says the arguments for outlawing gender underwriting carry significant weight.
Trade body says the House of Commons’ debate on the RDR is a “desperate last attempt” by IFAs to fight the reforms, which has “no chance” of succeeding.
Medical financial advice specialist Unusual Risks has accused life insurance providers of failing to properly consider business from HIV sufferers.
Chief exec says national will target small IFA businesses.
Concerns are growing that the new Consumer Protection and Markets Authority will not have an independent appeals committee.
IFAs say the business model restructure and job losses at non-advised protection firm Click highlight the value of personal, face-to-face protection advice.
Cru founder leaves firm soon after joining.
Skandia and Clerical Medical among those making bulk claims on behalf of bondholders.
Lifesearch has renewed its campaign to encourage insurers to offer premium reductions on income protection policies where major exclusions are added.
Treasury wants to give the industry time to work through the complexities of the change.
Tom Selby on the implications of EU plans for new solvency requirements on occupational pension schemes.
PSigma IM chief investment officer Tom Becket says his team has been moving to a defensive stance due to market volatility.
The FSA has denied it lost focus on European regulatory changes that hit the UK financial services sector.
FSA chairman Lord Turner says that most of the securitisation used to fund mortgage lending before the crisis will not return.
Royal London is urging the trustees of the national employment savings trust to scrutinise the scheme’s “questionable” investment approach.
T Bailey is proposing to merge its £9m equity income fund into its £162m growth fund.
FSA chairman Lord Turner has told building societies to “stick to their knitting” and not extend beyond their core services.