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Transact reports £17.8m profit as assets grow 20%

1 April 2015 1:41 pm | By Tessa Norman

The platform’s assets under administration reached £17bn in September. 


MGM launches 'money back' annuity

1 April 2015 11:50 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Guarantee periods extended up to 30 years and customers given option of value protected benefits up to 100 per cent of original purchase.


Aegon to remove misleading Retiready promotional video

1 April 2015 11:40 am | By Mark Sands

Aegon to remove misleading Retiready promo.


Scathing TSC report opens schism between MPs and FCA

1 April 2015 11:30 am | By Mark Sands

A schism has opened between the FCA and MPs over the regulator’s approach to transparency.


IFS issues warning over Osborne's tradeable annuities plan

1 April 2015 11:18 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Tradeable annuities market hampered by difference between sellers’ expectations and reality.


Tax charge prompts savers to rethink pension withdrawals

1 April 2015 10:21 am | By Sam Brodbeck

One in ten think pension withdrawals are tax free


Providers report surge in capped drawdown demand

1 April 2015 9:30 am | By Sam Brodbeck

Suffolk Life reports 250 per cent rise in new capped drawdown arrangements.


M&G's Woolnough bags £15m pay deal

1 April 2015 9:09 am | By Laura Suter

The manager of the M&G fund is one of the highest-paid finance execs.

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Close Sesame: What next for Sesame Bankhall members?

1 April 2015 8:55 am | By Natalie Holt

The UK’s largest advice network will soon be a network no more. 


Top bosses sign letter backing Tories

1 April 2015 8:40 am | By Natalie Holt

Over 100 business chiefs have given their support to “Conservative-led” economic policies.


Shawbrook Bank valued at £725m in IPO

1 April 2015 8:25 am | By Tessa Norman

Specialist lender plans to raise £90m. 


State Street boss to retire with ex-Fidelity chief taking the helm

31 March 2015 5:08 pm | By Valentina Romeo

Industry veteran Ronald O’Hanley will succeed Powers at the beginning of April.


Barclays loosens LTI criteria

31 March 2015 4:01 pm | By Paul Thomas

Barclays has loosened its loan-to-income criteria for consumers taking out loans over £300,000.


Alliance vote 'will be a referendum' on existing management

31 March 2015 3:29 pm | By Laura Suter

Elliott vs Alliance has led to an “increasingly acrimonious ‘he said, she said’ battle”.

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Intrinsic in advanced talks with Sesame over taking on ARs

31 March 2015 1:51 pm | By Tom Selby

Intrinsic is in advanced talks with Sesame over a deal that would see advisers who choose not to join Bankhall referred to the Old Mutual-owned network, Money Marketing understands.

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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. 


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.


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


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…


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.


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.


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. 


Is the mortgage market ready for a return to 100% LTV deals?

11 March 2015 | By Devraj Ray

Brokers are divided over the prospect of no-deposit mortgages returning to the market. 


Is lenders' digital shift a threat to mortgage brokers?

6 March 2015 | By Devraj Ray

Tech providers say lenders are enhancing their digital mortgage sales platforms in a bid to stop brokers taking a bigger share of the market.

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SLI’s Bambos Hambi looks to Europe and Japan

6 March 2015 | By Philip Scott

Fund manager believes the global economy recovery is firmly on track.


Is the Chinese 'supertanker' getting that sinking feeling?

5 March 2015 | By Michael Berry

For the past year commentators have been opining on how dramatic the slowdown in the nation’s growth will be, but does it matter?


Robert Reid: Losing the loss leaders

2 March 2015

Business owners must accept that they cannot be everywhere all the time.

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Elise's Story video

11 February 2015

In this 6-minute film, ex financial adviser Mark Roberts talks about how valuable critical illness cover was when his fiancée, Elise, was diagnosed with cancer.

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View from KPMG: What next for pension savings? video

20 February 2015

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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View from the ABI: How the industry is tackling pension scams video

17 February 2015

The Association of British Insurers and The Pensions Advisory Service recently launched a collaborative social media campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of pension scams and provide some tips to help consumers protect their financial future.

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Howard's critical illness claim story video

13 February 2015

Howard Tighe talks about how Helping Hand speeded up his recovery after a stroke.

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EU deflation falls as unemployment drops 0.1%

31 March 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

Inflation in Europe shows signs of recovery.


Sesame to scrap investment advice network

31 March 2015 | By Natalie Holt

UK’s largest advice network to restructure to focus on mortgages and DA business.

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Saracen launches UK income fund

31 March 2015 | By Valentina Romeo

The fund will be heavily invested in UK small and mid-cap companies.


UK GDP rise beats expectations

31 March 2015 | By Laura Suter

The UK economy rose by 0.6 per cent in the fourth quarter.

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