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 […]
How to make a pot of money last a lifetime- this is the crux of the retirement challenge. While the retirement landscape has undergone significant changes, the fundamentals of the challenge have remained the same but the responsibility for addressing it has shifted from institutions to the individual. Drawdown accounts are now the most popular […]
The FCA has confirmed that financial adviser pair Alan and Russell Taylor will not be allowed to work in any regulated position again after being jailed for 11 years on fraud charges. The brothers, who ran Norfolk IFA Taylor and Taylor Associates, plead guilty to conspiracy to defraud earlier this year, after defrauding nearly 200 […]