The trade association describes the Commissions green paper on financial services policy (2005-2010) as a breath of fresh air, particularly the move to ensure there is a proper cost-benefit analysis before new legislation is proposed.
Positive Solutions claims it will be the biggest UK IFA firm by size by the end of this year, expecting to reach a total of 1,700 registered individuals.
The home-reversion market will grow to 10 to 20 per cent of the equity-release market next year, claims Grainger Trust managing director Peter Couch.
An IFA wants 1,000 refunded after a disagreement with an online property search company targeting IFAs.
Close Private Bank is consolidating its operations in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man, under the new brand of Close Private Bank Group of Companies.
The Artemis UK Smaller Companies Fund has delivered good returns through the bull market. But its cautious style is better suited to the trickier times which could be coming, says manager Mark Niznik.
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