The Nikkei jumped 2.48 per cent as Tokyo was named host of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Nikkei 225 index closed at 14,205.23 following the news – an increase from the 13,860.81 posted on Friday. Tokyo has not hosted the games since 1964, and beat Istanbul and Madrid over the weekend in an […]
Brewin Dolphin head of regulation and risk Barry Howard has left the firm. Howard was involved in overseeing regulatory changes over the past decade including the firm’s implementation of RDR, making a “significant contribution” to the firm. Prior to joining Brewin Dolphin as group compliance officer in 2002, Howard was head of compliance at StockAcademy. […]
Newly appointed Moneygate chairman David Hickey says the national advice firm could look to float in three years time as it continues an aggressive acquisition strategy. Hickey left Lighthouse, a rival national, in August last year following a failed attempt to de-list the company from Aim. The proposal, which was voted on by shareholders in […]
The number of mortgage approvals rose 30 per cent in July compared with the same period last year, according to Bank of England figures. The Bank’s latest money and credit report shows there were 60,624 loan approvals for house purchase in July, up from 46,665 approvals in July last year. The number of remortgage approvals […]
Welcome to the fourth instalment of our good life gurus series. We talk to IFA’s Kathryn and Alan Knowles to find out how they got started with an exercise regime and how a healthy lifestyle helps them with work-life balance.
The FCA has announced a project to better understand how its rules affect smaller firms, including financial advisers. The regulator published a note today informing firms that it would soon conduct a survey to specifically identify how FCA rules impact them, to “help ensure FCA cost benefit analyses and judgements of proportionality take account of […]