16 December 2010
Chris Gilchrist says bankers don’t seem to realise major reforms are on the way
Nic Cicutti says Stephen Gay should ignore the online noise from RDR-hostile IFAs.
Ray Boulger says the MMR consultation paper on distribution and disclosure will benefit the mortgage market in a number of ways.
Why let the facts get in the way of a good pensions story, says John Lawson.
IFA firms who represent the best interests of consumers should not be left to continually shoulder the burden of huge regulatory costs.
Conservative MPs Harriett Baldwin and Mark Garnier discuss the retail distribution review with an audience of advisers at a recent PanaceaIFA RDR event.
Paul Farrow says axing compulsory purchase does not mean the end of annuities.
Tom Selby reports on reaction to the Treasury sticking to its April 2011 reform schedule
ABI says move is a ready-made solution for firms to comply with the FSA’s protection review.
LEBC chief executive Jack McVitie and Aegon distribution board chairman Patrick Gale look to broker deal.
Gold and smaller companies funds dominate 2010 top performance charts while a number of absolute return funds return negative figures.
Honister Capital is planning to expand the small employed arm of Burns Anderson to take over the clients and assets left behind by retiring Honister advisers.
Oakwood Global Finance chief executive Mike Culhane has left the business and moved to Australia to become the executive chairman of specialist lender Pepper Homeloans.
Standard Life warns early access to pension pots could force Nest to double its AMC.
FOS makes move to allow complainants to decide whether to sue for compensation in court instead.
Intelligent Pensions technical director David Trenner has hit out at Friends Provident after it refused to allow a partial transfer of £68,000 of non-protected rights into a Sipp.
Suffolk Life says the FSA may struggle to amend its conduct of business sourcebook in time for the introduction of the new pension drawdown regime in April 2011.
GMAC-RFC will transfer the administration of its mortgage assets from third-party servicer HML to an in-house servicing team in 2011.
DWP now refuses to confirm publication date despite committing to a green paper this year.
Paul Thomas says a semblance of order has been restored to the mortgage market and new entrants have brought some optimism for next year.
Firms says that it sees no benefit for consumers or demand from its IFAs.
Standard Life says the Government’s annuitisation reforms will dramatically reduce the demand for Qrops.
Schroders managing director of UK intermediary Robin Stoakley says he would like to launch one more maximiser in 2011.
The Treasury will allow clients in drawdown but below age 55 to buy an annuity without unauthorised payment charge
True Potential is launching a wrap platform, which could be operating as early as the first quarter of next year.
Petition calls for an end to “discriminatory” policy which cuts link to inflation for expat pensioners.