Royal Liver, Legal & General and Friends Provident have are on to the short list for a new treating customers fairly category which Lifesearch has introduced to its annual protection awards.The TCF award is based on providers’ overall fairness and honesty. It judges providers on factors including the publication of claims’ data, using clear and […]
It is always dangerous to read too much into short-term market movements. The way in which shares took off in the first few hours of trading in the new year made me wonder if I had missed something. Then we started to hand it all back again.
I noticed in a recent article on treating customers fairly that the FSA found that fewer than a third of advisers recommended debt repayment before other investment products. Am I right in thinking that in order to advise on debts such as credit card repayment, the adviser would need a consumer credit licence? Colin RodgerDirector, […]
It is one of the (very) few things Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree on: the cost of healthcare in the US must be brought under control. Simon Edelsten, manager of the Artemis Global Select Fund, explains what this means for investors. Click here to read the full article
Goldman Sachs has predicted that cash will soon become a worthy investment as energy companies and tech stocks suffered a sell-off in the US overnight. An oil price fall as sharp as 7 per cent led to the S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average surrendering the gains they had made in 2018. Both indexes are […]
The Liberal Democrats have stepped up their campaign for state pension equality, asking new pensions secretary Amber Rudd to address the reasons why women face lower pensions than men. The party has again called for progress on helping women born in the 1950s hit with state pension age rises, a cause popularised by the Women […]
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has announced it is one of 33 new signatories that has signed up to HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter today. This has pushed up the number of firms that have joined the initiative to improve gender diversity within financial services to 300. These range from global banks to […]