Scottish Widows has appointed marketing agency Teamspirit to support its graduate mortgage in an integrated campaign starting this month. The campaign uses trade and consumer press, radio, web advertising, direct mail and product literature.
Savills Private Finance is predicting a recovery in the prime mortgage market, with London leading the way.
Berkeley Berry Birch has announced the FSA investigation into the sale of Berkeley Independent Advisers Regular Savings Premium & Whole of Life Sales products is still ongoing.As a result the costs of such an exercise are uncertain at this point although they could be substantial if a full review is required.BBB also announced turnover for […]
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Fidelitys new sterling bond fund hopes to take advantage of asset allocation between government, corporate and high yield bonds to generate strong returns.Dealing in shares in the sterling bond fund begins on April 18. The fund will be managed by Ian Spreadbury, its launch price remaining fixed at 25p until noon on April 29, 2005.Early […]
By George Boyd-Bowman, Fund Manager at Neptune Many Western investors have long bemoaned the lack of a true dividend culture in Japan, claiming the corporate culture is not tilted in favour of shareholders. Yet today, in the Land of the Rising Sun, we see a fresh impetus to focus on shareholder returns, which is leading […]
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The merger between adviser trade body Apfa and the Wealth Management Association cost the WMA more than £61,000, accounts show. The two trade bodies merged earlier this year to create the Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association, a move that was supported unanimously in a vote from Apfa members. Accounts released today show that […]
Six in ten advisers want to see the lifetime allowance scrapped at the Budget this week, a new survey has shown. The poll points to an increasing dissatisfaction amongst IFAs that the £1m limit discourages saving. While the allowance will rise in line with CPI inflation from April 2018, some argue this does not go […]
Royal Bank of Scotland has joined rivals like HSBC in launching an automated investment advice service for more than five million customers. The bank claims to be the first bank in the UK to launch a “fully regulated” robo-advice service, which will be under its NatWest brand. The service, live from Monday, is targeted at […]