Abbey wants to more than double its annual-premium pension and investment business to over £2bn in the next 18 months. It is seeking to increase its number of branch-based advisers from 350 to about 750.
New Star founder John Duffield has answered IFA concerns about what happens to the firm when he retires by saying he intends to work until he is 100. Speaking to Money Marketing about New Star’s fifth anniversary this week, Duffield, who is 66, says: “I was asked once when I planned to retire and I […]
Gartmore Japan manager Chris Burling is set to join New Star after working his six-month notice at the firm.Burling ran the Japan Opportunities fund at Gartmore as well as an off shore Japan Sicav and the Japanese portion of the Asia Pacific investment trust.He resigned after the group’s £500m May management buyout with private equity […]
The Liberal Democrats are calling for the government to introduce a cooling off period for people who take more than the minimum lump sum from their pension pot without taking financial advice. Currently, withdrawals over the 25 per cent minimum are taxed at an emergency tax rate, which can lead to pensioners paying too much […]
Regulator unveils proposed directory of senior financial services professionals, publishes fees for 2018/19 and approves new tech-based mortgage firms. The Financial Conduct Authority published a raft of reports, consultations and policy initiatives over the past month and many will have a direct impact on the mortgage sector. Recently, the FCA has put forward plans to […]