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PRA to impose tougher buy-to-let lending rules

The Prudential Regulation Authority has confirmed it will bring in tougher underwriting standards for buy-to-let lenders following an earlier consultation. The PRA consulted on changing buy-to-let underwriting standards in March for all lenders not already subject to FCA regulation. Today the regulator has published its response to the CP11/16 consultation, as well as its final […]

FCA ‘misled’ over cap ad as mortgage broker appeals

A mortgage broker has referred an FCA decision to cancel his permissions to the Upper Tribunal as the regulator claims it was misled over the firm’s capital adequacy. The FCA cancelled Michael Wilkinson’s permissions to carry out regulated activities in May for providing inaccurate information about his capital resources. The regulator also found he did not meet […]

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Aegon fails to reduce charges after passive switch

Aegon is continuing to charge clients the same level of fees despite switching them from an active to a passive fund. In a letter sent to an adviser and seen by Money Marketing, Aegon says following a review from 25 October its North American fund is switching from being actively managed by Kames Capital to […]

Frexit & contagion risk in Europe

Many commentators have suggested that the UK’s exit from the European Union will trigger a domino effect, leading to its eventual break-up. Neptune’s Rob Burnett discusses the likelihood of this happening. Read more: Important information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past performance is not a guide for future […]

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Can emerging markets keep up the pace?

Emerging markets have dramatically upstaged developed markets over the past year, and Neptune’s emerging market range has outperformed across the board. A year after it troughed, what is the outlook for the asset class? Read more here Important information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past performance is not […]

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