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FCA bans ‘reckless’ payday lender

The City watchdog has banned the director of a payday loan firm, claiming that he acted “recklessly” and that customers frequently were misled or treated unfairly. Wage Payment and Payday Loans Limited also used the trading names ‘Payday Overdraft’, ‘Wage payday’ and ‘Doshloans’. Andrew Barry Hart is the sole director, controller and ultimate owner of […]

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The Brexit effect on ex-pat state pensions

Membership of the European Union has been beneficial to British expats retiring to other member states, as they have the same state pension rights as those who reside in the UK. But Brexit inevitably means this situation cannot continue in its present form and the 1.2 million Brits estimated to be living in other EU countries […]

Life cover for life

When someone mentions whole of life plans, most people will think of a niche product that serves as an inheritance tax planning tool for high-net-worth clients. And it’s really not surprising they’ve been pigeonholed in that waybecause before the arrival of RDR in 2013, that’s more or less exactly what they were. For advisers thinking […]

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The Brunner Investment Trust – April 2017

Welcome to the latest update for The Brunner Investment Trust PLC from the Trust’s portfolio manager, Lucy Macdonald. Market Review Global equities have rallied over the first quarter of 2017, buoyed by signs of strengthening growth and optimism over company earnings, although this rally has faded towards the quarter end. US equities posted their strongest […]

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