The rise in house prices is grinding to a halt in the North and Northwest according to Rightmove, which looked at asking prices from August 14th to August 28th. Rightmove says national asking prices fell by 0.6 per cent or £1,217 in the last two weeks and puts the average property asking price at £191,118. Northern prices fell by 0.3 per cent while prices in the northwest remained the same over the period.
Aifa will not be supporting David M Aaron, the first IFA to be banned for life, as it says it does not defend those who have been in breach of FSA rules. Aifa spokeswoman Tracey Mullins says: “We don't defend people who have breached FSA rules resulting in consumer detriment and so we cannot say […]
Keydata has introduced a new issue of the extra income plan, a capital-protected bond linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index for a term of five years. The bond, which is also available as an Isa and for Pep transfers, provides a choice of annual income at 6.25 per cent gross, quarterly income […]
The compensation scheme's system of payments is in a fine mess. The question is, who got us into it? Is the regulator playing Oliver Hardy to the providers' Stan Laurel? Maybe. The bills for this fatal showdown between IFAs and the FSA over non-payment of their compensation scheme levy have not reached all advisers. Some […]
Bruce LoveGooding: 'Women tend to take a more holistic approach to building relationships with clients and providing advice. A lot of research has shown that they are naturally better listeners and provide more considered opinion' Belcher: 'It is difficult to gain the kind of exposure I have had since winning the award. To be able […]
Les Cameron, Head of Technical, explores defined benefit pension transfers from a technical viewpoint, tackling the topics such as transfer values and transfer drivers.
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FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey says he is concerned about the new Priips regulation. Speaking at the London Business School Annual Asset Management Conference yesterday Bailey said: “I want to be clear that I am concerned about Priips, and I know I am not alone.” He added: “It carries a risk that it is leading […]
The Personal Finance Society has launched a guide for advisers on social impact investing, in light of recommendations to government from an advisory group. The guide was put together by the PFS, with the support of the government’s independent advisory group on social impact investing and the Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport. The […]
The debate around how fund managers’ pay incentives should work has been reignited. Firms have started to introduce new cost structures in an attempt to improve transparency, as the FCA steps up its focus on how asset managers assess their value. The companies that have already introduced new fee models claim it will not change […]