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Bank keeps rates on hold

The Bank of England decided to keep interest rates on hold at 4.75 per cent. The decision to not raise the rate by another quarter per cent was widely expected. Nationwide Building Society said house prices moved by just 0.1 per cent in July, the smallest monthly increase since October.

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Aaron is first IFA firm to be banned for misselling

David M Aaron (Personal Fin-ancial Planners) has become the first IFA firm to be banned for misselling. It has been struck off by the FSA for widespread misselling of precipice bonds between January 1998 and June 2003. An FSA probe revealed that the company issued misleading ads and financial promotions which downplayed the risk of […]

Select & Protect receives its MTA letter

Select & Protect receives its MTA letter from the FSA. Select chief executive Simon Hood says: “We will shortly be announcing details of our regulated offering for brokers and advisers who are to be directly authorised by the FSA. This will include enhanced commissions, full compliance support, competitively rated range of products and a comprehensive […]

kEEP UP WITH PENSIONS AND PROTECTION

This year&#39s Money Marketing Live in Manchester will once again feature two arenas dedicated to pension and protection products. Taking place at the G-Mex on September 28, the arenas will offer specific product focus through presentations, case studies and panel debates. Pension advisers will have the opportunity to hear a debate discussing pension simplification. Gearing […]

'Feeling the Squeeze'

Royal London carried out a UK wide survey with 2,500 consumers age 35-44 over the summer. The survey found that over a third, 34 per cent, said their finances felt Squeezed and so were struggling to meet day-to-day expenses, despite 87 per cent being aware that they need to save more. However, the survey did […]

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