Altmann will review drawdown charge cap and future of the Money Advice Service.
Council of Mortgage Lenders chairman Moray McDonald has urged the next Government to sort out the housing crisis “once and for all”.
Mackay Stewart & Brown will adopt Close Brothers’ brand and relocate to its Edinburgh office.
Wealth manager says there is demand for a direct service from orphan clients.
Advisers say Apfa should ‘stick to its principles’ and not consider alternatives to a 15-year long-stop.
More data needs to be gathered to identify the systemic problems asset managers may pose.
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.
FOS upholds complaint against HSBC for rejecting a mortgage application based on age.
Rival politicians have rounded on Conservative plans to extend discount schemes to housing association tenants.
The IMF has spurned hopes of a delay on Greek debt repayments.
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.
Mobius sanguine on the region despite recent turbulence.
People selling their annuities will get a better price from their original providers, say insurers.
The company saw $70.4bn of long-term net inflows for the first quarter of 2015.
Wealth manager set to be valued at £100m, Money Marketing understands.
“Fine words” on housebuilding have yet to win over a sceptical industry ahead of this summer’s general election.
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.
McInroy & Wood’s Tim Wood and his team reduce equity exposure to favour UK and US government bonds.
Mainstream lenders need to “wake up and smell the coffee” over the potential of the self-employed market.
Key unanswered questions remain following Chancellor’s announcement for first-time buyers.
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.
Multi-manager Lee Gardhouse admits Europe has plenty of issues but some great companies too
An in-depth look at the financial planning opportunities as we approach the end of the tax year…
Experts say the Government should target funding towards those areas that are struggling to keep up with London and the South East.
7IM investment manager Ben Kumar eyes European banks and Asia.
GDP expansion forecast to hit up to 8.5 per cent over the next 12 months and thereafter move into double-digit territory.
With the general election campaign now in full swing, our domestic market is displaying the sort of nervousness that might be expected when the final outcome is so uncertain.
Creating and implementing diligent systems and processes now might well save some future embarrassment.
Any adviser who thinks they know better than their clients is mistaking a matter of opinion, however well informed, for a matter of fact.
For UK advisers wanting sustainable, long-term business success, the time is right to review and adapt working models to embrace a mix of automated services alongside the personal approach.
Politicians will bang the drum about looking after “hard working families”, but don’t diligent savers also count as hard working?
IHT is the third component of a financial Holy Trinity considered so crucial to Tory election hopes.
In the final part of this series looking at deeds of variation, we look at some important legal cases.
Despite a much better regulatory regime than we had before, we are still being stung by foolish advisers recommending inappropriate products.
Regulator says it doesn’t want to prevent firms from using social media, but the rules on regulated firms make it more difficult than other sectors.
As profits fall in mining and oil, the dividend payout ratio as a percentage of earnings now stands above previous peak levels.
The reduction in the lifetime allowance to £1m could bring in extra complexity around fixed protection.
The crude approach to advice is akin to hunting and gathering, which men in general have always been good at.
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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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Net sales of long-term Ucits funds soared in February, on the back of strong stock market performance and lower interest rates in Europe.
Broker banned after submitting a forged document to a court in another matter.
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.