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7IM integrates Voyant service onto platform

Financial technology firm Voyant has integrated with the Seven Investment Management platform.

The service will now allow 7IM users to set up and alter financial plans through the Voyant Adviser service without the need to re-enter client information. Off-platform assets can also be included in a client’s asset view.

Voyant vice president Bob Freeman says: “Giving both advisers and clients access to on-demand portfolio valuations is vital to stimulating increased client-centric added value and significantly enhances the opportunity for ongoing fee-based relationships.”


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No signs of efficiency in FSA budget

So we now have the FSA proposals for fees for 2012/13. I am sure it is a surprise to no one that they have risen but I am not sure it was widely expected to rise by 15 per cent. There are plausible reasons for some increase. The value of fines collected is down, the […]


Poor pension choices could equate to 5 years of extra contributions

Failing to get good deals on pension fees and annuities could mean an extra five years at work to get an equivalent pension, according to the National Association of Pensions Funds and the Pensions Policy Institute. A report by the two organisations, published today, says poor choices on fees and annuities could cut pension income […]

Judge dismisses ‘unsustainable’ Towry claims

The High Court has dismissed all claims brought by Towry against Raymond James and seven former Edward Jones advisers, with the judge branding them “unsustainable” and “entirely without foundation”. In a damning criticism of the case heard at the Royal Courts of Justice in London last July, Mrs Justice Cox roundly rejected the claims made […]

Life offices and fund firms face big rises

Insurers and fund firms are among the businesses bearing the brunt of the FSA’s 16 per cent increase in annual costs for 2012/13. Life insurers are facing a 37 per cent increase in their FSA fees, from £44.5m to £61.1m. General insurers face a steep increase in fees, which are set to rise 36 per […]

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Auto-enrolment — don’t leave it too late…

With auto-enrolment (AE) well under way for the UK’s largest businesses, over the next three years an additional 800,000 smaller employers (with less than 60 employees) will start their journey to comply with the legislation. AE mandates all eligible employees and their respective employers to make regular pension contributions into a qualifying pension scheme. To learn more about the legislation read our brief Jelf AEase — simple steps to AE compliance guide.


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