Parliamentary Ombudsman Ann Abraham will announce on July 19 whether she will conduct a second investigation into whether the collapse of Equitable Life was caused by regulatory failure.
FSA regulation could unintentionally restrict access to payment protection insurance as consumers become increasingly aware that they need to protect themselves and their borrowing. The onset of regulation will have a significant impact on the distribution of payment protection insurance.A big decision faces those who are not full-time professional insurance intermediaries but who are currently […]
Fund firms could be shooting themselves in the foot by launching venture capital trusts on the back of generous new tax breaks aimed at boosting investment in the flagging sector, according to Hargreaves Lansdown. Invesco Perpetual and Keydata are among a burgeoning number of groups launching VCTs which invest in Aim-listed companies as they seek […]
The FSA has moved to reassure firms about caveat emptor, saying reports of its demise have been exaggerated. Speaking at the International Insurance Society conference in London this week, FSA sector leader for insurance David Strachan said treating customers fairly does not equate to the end of caveat emptor. Neither does it mean that policyholder […]
Distribution Technology is launching a new investment and portfolio planning application to help distributors provide advisers with the tools to deliver investment advice. The web-based application allows an adviser to view a client's portfolio without having to use multiple tools. Additionally, it enables the IFA to create an asset allocation strategy, select appropriate funds and […]
By David Herro, Partner, Deputy Chairman, Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer of International Equity at Harris Associates Britain’s vote to exit the European Union has led to significant uncertainty across global markets. We believe market impact of this uncertainty, though severe, is more of a shorter-term phenomenon which will provide an opportunity for long-term […]
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Fidelity-owned FundsNetwork is working to fix an issue that has disrupted advisers placing Junior Isa business with it. Money Marketing understands some advisers were experiencing problems with the platform last week, including when trying to trying to make additional payments to a Fidelity Jisa. An issue with FundsNetwork’s online system meant advisers had to use […]
Transact parent IntegraFin Holdings is applying to list on the main market of the London Stock Exchange with the float expected to take place in March. IntegraFin today confirmed its intention to go ahead with an initial public offering. Shares in the company will be offered to UK institutional investors. Those “elsewhere outside the United […]