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Conservatives to appoint Ros Altmann consumer protection minister

18 April 2015 8:00 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Altmann will review drawdown charge cap and future of the Money Advice Service.

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CML chairman urges next Govt to solve housing crisis 'once and for all'

17 April 2015 1:37 pm | By Paul Thomas

Council of Mortgage Lenders chairman Moray McDonald has urged the next Government to sort out the housing crisis “once and for all”.

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Close Brothers AM acquires financial planning firm

17 April 2015 1:08 pm | By Valentina Romeo

Mackay Stewart & Brown will adopt Close Brothers’ brand and relocate to its Edinburgh office. 

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7IM offers direct platform for orphan clients

17 April 2015 12:03 pm | By Tessa Norman

Wealth manager says there is demand for a direct service from orphan clients. 

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Apfa accused of 'giving up' on fight for long-stop

17 April 2015 11:56 am | By Tessa Norman

Advisers say Apfa should ‘stick to its principles’ and not consider alternatives to a 15-year long-stop. 

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Industry calls for clarity on IMF asset manager stress tests

17 April 2015 11:00 am | By Laura Suter

More data needs to be gathered to identify the systemic problems asset managers may pose.

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UK unemployment falls to lowest rate since July 2008

17 April 2015 10:44 am | By Valentina Romeo

UK unemployment fell again to 5.6 per cent in the three months to February 2015, down from 6.9 per cent a year earlier.

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Lenders warned over TCF after FOS maximum mortgage age ruling

17 April 2015 9:30 am | By Tessa Norman

FOS upholds complaint against HSBC for rejecting a mortgage application based on age. 

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Tory 'Right to Buy' extension slammed by political rivals

17 April 2015 9:18 am | By Mark Sands

Rival politicians have rounded on Conservative plans to extend discount schemes to housing association tenants.

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IMF knocks back Greek hopes of loan extension

17 April 2015 8:40 am | By Mark Sands

The IMF has spurned hopes of a delay on Greek debt repayments.

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Walk on by: Savers spurn Pension Wise in favour of providers

17 April 2015 8:30 am | By Sam Brodbeck

In the early days of pension freedoms the influence of providers, rather the Government’s flagship Pension Wise service, is being brought to bear on savers.

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Mark Mobius: Now is the time to invest in Nigeria

16 April 2015 3:59 pm | By Beth Brearley

Mobius sanguine on the region despite recent turbulence. 

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Providers urge Govt to reverse annuity buy-back ban

16 April 2015 1:00 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

People selling their annuities will get a better price from their original providers, say insurers.

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BlackRock Q1 profit up 9% helped by ETFs inflows

16 April 2015 12:39 pm | By Valentina Romeo

The company saw $70.4bn of long-term net inflows for the first quarter of 2015. 

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Private equity firms circle £100m 7IM

16 April 2015 12:00 pm | By Tessa Norman

Wealth manager set to be valued at £100m, Money Marketing understands.

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Can the major political parties deliver on housing?

9 April 2015 | By Mark Sands

“Fine words” on housebuilding have yet to win over a sceptical industry ahead of this summer’s general election.

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Asset allocation: Rathbones' David Coombs on why euro QE is four years too late

9 April 2015 | By Philip Scott

The European Central Bank’s decision to finally kickstart a quantitative easing strategy has in turn spurred much elation with many fund managers upping their allocation to the embattled region.

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Asset allocation: McInroy & Wood cuts equities in favour of ‘healthier’ government bonds

1 April 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

McInroy & Wood’s Tim Wood and his team reduce equity exposure to favour UK and US government bonds. 

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Lenders need to 'wake up and smell the coffee' on self-employed mortgages

1 April 2015 | By Mark Sands

Mainstream lenders need to “wake up and smell the coffee” over the potential of the self-employed market.

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Help to Buy Isa: Help or hindrance?

26 March 2015 | By Tessa Norman

Key unanswered questions remain following Chancellor’s announcement for first-time buyers. 

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Losing patience: Has the market overreacted to Fed interest rate shift?

26 March 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

While the UK was waiting for Chancellor George Osborne to give his Budget speech, in the US the Federal Reserve was deciding on their next move on interest rates.

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Asset Allocation: Hargreaves Lansdown betting on Europe

25 March 2015 | By Philip Scott

Multi-manager Lee Gardhouse admits Europe has plenty of issues but some great companies too

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Special report: Your definitive guide to tax year-end planning

23 March 2015

An in-depth look at the financial planning opportunities as we approach the end of the tax year…

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Would regional approach boost the housing market?

20 March 2015 | By Devraj Ray

Experts say the Government should target funding towards those areas that are struggling to keep up with London and the South East.

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Asset allocation: 7IM's Ben Kumar shifts focus to European banks

19 March 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

7IM investment manager Ben Kumar eyes European banks and Asia.

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Is India the jewel in the emerging market crown?

17 March 2015 | By Philip Scott

GDP expansion forecast to hit up to 8.5 per cent over the next 12 months and thereafter move into double-digit territory. 

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We’re at an interesting point with pensions. Auto enrolment has created a new tranche of pension policyholders but the question for policy makers remains: how do we incentivise and educate society to create a nation of long-term savers?

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Surveyors warn of 'very real housing crisis'

16 April 2015 | By Paul Thomas

Surveyors have urged the next Government to address the shortage of housing stock as a matter of urgency as they report increasing growth in house prices.

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Sales of long-term Ucits funds see February surge

16 April 2015 | By Beth Brearley

Net sales of long-term Ucits funds soared in February, on the back of strong stock market performance and lower interest rates in Europe.

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Tribunal upholds FCA ban for PI broker

16 April 2015 | By Tessa Norman

Broker banned after submitting a forged document to a court in another matter. 

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Is Steve Webb under threat from Lib Dem polling crash?

16 April 2015 | By Mark Sands

Steve Webb may be struggling to retain his seat as an MP according to latest polls, which suggest a collapse in South West support for the Lib Dems.

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