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Ascentric sets up research centre

Wrap platform Ascentric has launched a fund research centre, allowing advisers to analyse their investment solutions for clients.



FSSC restructures to become charity

The Financial Services Skills Council is restructuring to bec-ome a charity and will rebrand as the Financial Skills Partnership in January.Chief executive Liz Field says the rebrand reflects the council’s new focus and the range of employers it represents. She says: “The change of name reflects the change in culture in the organisation.We are the […]

Relief map

Pension relief changes show the that Coalition is listening to the financial industry


CSR: Osborne: we will not let the banks off

Chancellor George Osborne has pledged that he will not “let banks off” their responsibilities. He said legislation to introduce a permanent tax levy on banks is to be published tomorrow.   Osborne told Parliament the banking industry has been “so poorly regulated” in recent years and he understands the public’s anger at the institutions. The […]


Backbench MPs continue attack on the RDR

Backbench MPs have continued to express deep concerns over the impact of the RDR in a debate in Parliament this morning. The Westminster Hall debate, secured by Conservative MP Harriett Baldwin, had 13 MPs speak to support of constituent concerns about the RDR. Baldwin said the RDR is likely to reduce access to finance in […]


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