View more on these topics

Apologies and respect…

Apologies and respect to Yvonne Holyoake of Black & White

Mortgage Company after being wrongly labelled as soul diva Beverley

Knight by the Diary last month.

The Diary would point out that the case of mistaken identity occurred

after hearing the superb quality singing voice of Yvonne, stage name

Yvonne Lee, on a video of the B&W Christmas party – a powerful

set of vocal chords.

Diary wishes Yvonne well with her Whitney Houston tribute show and

her new hi-energy single which is out soon.

Recommended

Confusion as MVR is included in projections

Leading IFAs are calling for the FSA to tighten the rules on themethods used by providers to calculate mortgage endowment statements,claiming the current array of methods are resulting in consumerconfusion.Informed Choice managing director Nick Bamford is warning that someproduct providers such as Standard Life are reducing the value ofclients&#39 policies by applying a market value […]

ABI in Raising Standards push

The ABI has welcomed the Treasury&#39s willingness to consult on the 1 per cent cap revealed in its proposals for Sandler products. It has also welcomed the decision to treat the existing stakeholder pension as part of the Sandler package rather than create two types of simple pension product. The ABI says the Treasury proposals […]

The meaning of PI

According to Boswell, Sam-uel Johnson once saw two women shoutingacross a street from the first floors of two houses opposite eachother. “They will never agree,” he is alleged to have said, “They arearguing from different premises.”Which brings me to professional indemnity insurance. At the heart ofthe chaotic PI market for IFAs, there lies a divergence […]

&#3972% of FS schemes are closed to new entrants&#39

Seventy-two per cent of final-salary schemes are closed to newentrants and nearly all employers say the Pensions Green Paper willnot increase pension saving, says the Association of ConsultingActuaries.A survey by the ACA shows that 9 per cent of defined-benefit schemesare also closed to new contributions from existing members.The poll of 336 firms employing 1.8 million […]

A DGT with 100% access and 100% discount?

Clare Moffat, Technical Manager, looks at the benefits of pensions from an IHT perspective. 100% access and 100% discount – what type of wrapper could this be? A pension! Post flexibility there is 100% access (for those over 55) and normally pensions are inheritance tax (IHT) free. With flexibility the options available on death mean […]

Newsletter

News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up

Comments

    Leave a comment