Portman Building Society has announced a five per cent increase in assets to 18.7bn in its interim results to June 30 2006.The group’s savings balances increased by six per cent to 12bn with net inflows of 439m, compared with a net outflow for the same six month period in 2005.Profit before tax also increased by […]
Origo has removed the per-sonal liability that each adv-iser bears under its Unipass digital certificate contracts following user concerns. Origo managing director Paul Pettitt says the move was made after feedback from users, notably Sesame, unhappy about a clause in the contract suggesting personal adviser liabilities of up to 15,000. Pettitt says Origo has been […]
Following a nasty three-year cyclical bear market, equity markets generally bottomed in March 2003, rallying until May 2006 to then experience their biggest correction for three years. Does this weakness represent the start of something bigger? Are we about to revisit the low end of the range or is this merely a correction within an ongoing cyclical bull?
Ahead of his appearance at Money Marketing’s flagship conference, Money Marketing Interactive, this April, Helm Godfrey chairman Danby Bloch looks at getting graduates into advice and making adviser the ‘go-to gurus’ of finance What should we be doing to get more new advisers into the profession? There’s no quick fix, but there are lots of […]
The way centralised investment propositions run today is far from perfect. So where do we go from here? There should be a name for the rule of thumb that says, just as the retail financial services industry reaches some consensus that something should be done a certain way, it all starts falling apart. In fact, […]
A look at the important take-aways from the senior manager regime’s previous implementation for those beginning their own preparations The forthcoming extension of the Senior Managers & Certification Regime represents the next major regulatory change that gets to the heart of a firm’s culture, governance and operational considerations. SM&CR implementation will not be a one-time […]