Katie Marriner

Katie Marriner is Money Marketing’s news editor. She joined the title from Insurance Post and has previously worked as a health journalist. Katie can be contacted at katie.marriner@centaurmedia.com or on 0207 943 8030.

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Royal London urges govt to save pensions dashboard

Royal London chief executive Phil Loney has pressed government to commit to the pensions dashboard project, saying the initiative will bring UK savers in line with other countries. In July, The Times reported secretary of state for work and pensions Esther McVey was considering shelving the dashboard because it is not the government’s responsibility. A […]

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Pension scam victims lose average of £91,000 each

New figures reveal victims of pension fraud lost on average £91,000 each in 2017, as regulators launch a new campaign to crack down on scams. The FCA and The Pensions Regulator are working together on an advertising campaign targeting pension savers aged between 45 and 65. A survey commissioned by the regulators shows nearly one […]

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FCA opening more cases than ever before

The FCA had more than 500 cases open at the start of April, which is nearly 100 more than the same time last year. According to a Financial Times report, the regulator had a record 504 investigations open as of 1 April, compared with 410 the year before. Of that caseload, 85 cases are looking […]

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GAM to liquidate suspended manager’s bond range

Swiss asset manager GAM is to liquidate nine unconstrained/absolute return bond funds, following the suspension last month of the investment director who ran them. GAM suspended trading in its unconstrained and absolute return bond funds at the start of August, after a high level of redemption requests. In a letter posted on its website on […]

Who will battle it out to buy platform tech firm FNZ?

The advised platform market has seen significant change in company ownership in recent years, either through acquisitions or businesses opting to float on the stock exchange. Now the spotlight is on adviser platform technology firms, with speculation currently focused on Edinburgh-headquartered FNZ. A Sky News report last month said FNZ’s two private equity backers General […]

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Another ex-Standard Life boss joins Quilter

Former Standard Life UK and Europe chief risk officer John Gill has joined the Old Mutual Wealth Platform board. The platform will later rebrand as Quilter Wealth Solutions as part of Old Mutual Wealth listing as a standalone company under the Quilter name in June. Gill left Standard Life last year after 31 years with […]

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Mattioli Woods buys Midlands firm for £4m

National IFA Mattioli Woods has bought West Midlands advice firm Broughtons Financial Planning for up to £4m. Broughtons has 250 clients and more than £120m assets under advice. In the year ended 31 July Broughtons reported profit before tax of £620,000 on revenue of £990,000. Its net assets at that date were £560,000. Mattioli Woods […]

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Former Standard Life boss joins Intrinsic board

Former Standard Life UK chief executive Paul Matthews has joined Quilter advice network Intrinsic as a non-executive director. Matthews has also been appointed a non-executive director to the Quilter board. Matthews worked at Standard Life between between 1989 and 2017 and during his time was also group executive director and Standard Life Wealth chair. In […]