Sipp investors will pump 8.5bn into the residential property market from next April, boosting demand in the housing market by almost 5 per cent. Research by Hargreaves Lansdown indicates that a further 1.5bn will be used to buy overseas property.
The benchmark qualifica- tion for all UK financial advisers is the Certificate in Financial Planning, which is offered by the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Providers are risking significant loss on lifetime mortgage products if their actuarial research is inaccurate, warns financial research company Defaqto. The firm’s equity-release report warns lenders offering guarantees against negative equity that they need to be certain their actuarial calculations and house price projections are robust. Head of banking David Black warns lenders not to […]
The high-risk sector stands to benefit the most from cross-border lending in Europe, according to Mercer Oliver Wyman director Matthew Sebag Montefiore. A report from Mercer – Risk Funding in European Res- idential Mortgages – suggests that more than 80 per cent of growth potential will be in higher-risk lending products as the prime market […]
Premier Fund Managers has brought out the Pan-European Growth Plan – Limited Editions No 27.
Recent reports highlight that the Work and Pensions Select Committee of MPs are concerned about the potential for scams following the introduction of Pension Freedoms this year. This is a subject that we have already featured several times on the Jelf Blog, and one that we think is really important for employers (and of course […]
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Phoenix is set to shed roles in a redundancy round following its decision to buy parts of Axa’s business last year. The closed-book provider snapped up Axa Wealth businesses Embassy, its off-platform investment and pension division and Sun Life, its direct protection business, in a deal signed last May, before also buying rival closed-book operation […]
Hargreaves Lansdown has removed Paul Chesson’s Invesco Perpetual Japan fund from the Wealth 150 list of recommended funds due to its volatile performance. Chesson, head of Japanese equities, has run the £318m fund since 2000 and takes a high conviction, contrarian approach to investing. Investment analyst Dominic Rowles says that while this has led to […]
Firms will not necessarily have to advise on every relevant investment product but it will be difficult to discount structured deposits