Halifax is calling on the government to raise the inheritance tax threshold to £430,000 and to make a commitment to link the threshold to house price inflation in the future to allow for house price inflation.Research from the lender shows that the combined revenue raised from IHT and the higher rates of stamp duty on […]
Aifa and the ABI have joined forces to publish a guide setting out the respective responsibilities of providers and advisers in the creation, design, delivery and after sale of products.The move follows a recent FSA paper which focused on where the responsibility lies at the fault-line between distributors and providers.Aifa director general Chris Cummings says: […]
Do macro headlines create white noise which impacts market prices? Portfolio Manager at Harris Associates, David Herro, discusses how market volatility can create opportunities to buy good business at a discount.
Out of context “If you hear any music, don’t worry, it’s not my iPod.” Pimfa’s Liz Field apologises to MM after train delays force her to dash into a coffee shop for an interview “Paid in wine please.” Yardstick Agency Founder Phil Bray jokes about his payment preference after giving financial planning personality Phil Billingham a […]
Inflation stayed put at 2.4 per cent in June, bucking against an expectation it would rise to 2.6 per cent. Data from the Office for National Statistics released today show inflation will remain at its lowest level for 12 months. Smith & Williamson Global Inflation-Linked Bond Fund manager Thomas Wells says the Bank of England will now […]