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.
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 […]
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 […]
Close to 15,000 people have pushed back against alleged government plans to shelve the pensions dashboard by signing a petition. This week it was reported secretary of state for work and pensions Esther McVey’s was moving to scrap the project. The petition, hosted by 38degrees, has collected 14,377 of a target 15,000 signatures in just […]
Back in May, I wrote about the pressures building in advice firms due to a shortage of highly skilled staff and the consequent costs in recruiting. With Apfa research finding profits from retail investment advice fell 16 per cent between 2014 and 2016, I thought businesses faced a worrying future. But last month’s FCA Data […]
The Pensions Regulator has appointed an independent trustee for the 15 schemes linked to the now shuttered Fast Pensions. Fast Pensions and five connected companies were wound up at the High Court in May. According to an Insolvency Service statement, it is estimated around 520 people were persuaded to transfer a total of at least […]