Consumers believe they have much more protection than they really do, according to Swiss Re technical manager Ron Wheatcroft who believes this “reality gap” will make closing the £2.3trn protection gap even harder.Swiss Re conducted interviews with 1,000 18-60 year olds and found 57 per cent of the sample believe they have life insurance in […]
Mortgages Plc has suspended all of its heavy and unlimited adverse products in its latest criteria change.It has also announced that it will be reducing maximum loan to value on its medium adverse range from 85 per cent to 80 per cent. Its light adverse range maximum LTV will decrease to 85 per cent from […]
Research from Jelf Employee Benefits and retirement workshops specialist LaterLife Learning shows that one in two employers could offer their older workers greater remuneration flexibility so that they can benefit from the new Freedom of Pensions rules.
Invesco Perpetual leads the latest edition of the infamous Spot the Dog report, which identifies underperforming equity funds, as the number of dogs hits a record high. In its bi-annual Spot the Dog report, Bestinvest names and shames funds that have underperformed their benchmarks for three consecutive years and by more than five per cent over […]
Most firms regulated by the FCA are satisfied with its performance and believe it is an efficient regulator, the watchdog has said. The survey conducted by the FCA and its Practitioner Panel – one of its advisory bodies – sought feedback on the regulator’s performance from the firms it oversees. The results showed that both satisfaction and […]
Investing at this stage of the market cycle is a tough balancing act. While over-exposure to risky assets leaves a portfolio vulnerable when a correction really bites, taking too much risk off the table too soon can mean missing out on the remaining opportunities which may still present themselves over the coming months. With so […]