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Is protection’s new kid on the block up to scratch?

Launched just last month, new protection player Guardian has yet to prove itself. But from what we can tell so far, we like this new approach. Some small but important details have been radically improved and, although the definitions still run to many pages, there is an overall theme of simplicity, with clients front of […]

National IFA sets up mortgage advice firm

National IFA CWB Group has launched a dedicated mortgage advice company. ReSource Mortgages will be headed up by managing director Alan Holmes, who has previously worked at Lloyds Banking Group and Barclays. The IFA, which has offices in Market Harborough, London, Bromsgrove and Glasgow, will base the mortgage advice firm in Bristol. Holmes will run a […]

7IM sees assets jump in ‘solid’ year

Seven Investment Management saw its assets under management rise 14 per cent to £12.4bn in 2017. The firm says profits were £19.4m, up 4 per cent on the previous year. 7IM platform assets under management grew 19 per cent during 2017 to £7.7bn 7IM chief executive Tom Sheridan says 2017 was a “solid” year for […]

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NS&I pledges closer links to advisers

NS&I has reaffirmed its commitment to working closer with financial advisers as it lines up a series of service improvements for later this year. In its annual report, released this morning, the government-backed savings bank confirmed that its plans earlier this year to give financial advisers telephone access to clients’ NS&I holdings had gone to […]

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AJ Bell tech gets analyst backing to survive IPO

As platforms continue to struggle with upgrading their systems, analysts are urging AJ Bell to keep its focus on technology ahead of its planned listing. AJ Bell is set to launch an initial public offering of shares on the main market of the London Stock Exchange either later this year or early next. The platform […]