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ABI’s raising standards director quits

The director of the ABI’s raising standards initiative Martin Shaw has left the organisation.

Director of consumer strategy George Hodgson is heading up the ABI’s customer impact scheme, which has replaced the raising standards initiative, and is designed to improve customer service across the industry.

Shaw is currently working as a freelance consultant, providing tailored advice to companies on how to improve their customer service standards.


Dampier says IFAs are underpaid

Hargreaves Lansdown head of research Mark Dampier says sales and marketing employees in the financial services sector often earn far more money than they deserve while IFAs are often underpaid. Dampier believes the fin-ancial sector as a whole rewards average performance with big salaries and bonuses and that in turn IFAs are relatively underpaid for […]

The MM Profile: Simon Conn

Simon Conn is fast making a name for himself as the guru on overseas mortgages. Conn, who has been involved in financial services since 1980, set up Conti Financial Services in 1994 when the company consisted of himself and a small office in Hove.

MPs call for shake-up of pension tax relief

A cross-party group of MPs says the Government must review pension tax relief bands, including the tax-free cash lump sum, to see if resources could be better spent. The work and pensions select committee report into the White Paper plans has called for the Government to investigate whether pension tax relief should be cut to […]

This week in Politics

Select committee members can expect less of an ear-bashing in future when examining financial services issues after this week’s announcement that Mick McAteer is standing down as principal policy adviser at Which?

Canada Life annual IHT survey results

75% of wealthy unaware of new residence nil rate band IHT allowance Just 4% were aware the new allowance will be up to £175,000 per individual Lack of awareness of IHT rules means families risk paying a bigger bill than they need 83% think the current inheritance tax rules are far too complex A remarkable […]


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