Banks have shunned the Bank of England’s second £10bn money auction. This is the second time that the Bank of England has run an auction in an attempt to ensure that lenders do not follow in the footsteps of Northern Rock’s funding crisis.
The FSA has reinforced its message that the proposals in the Retail Distribution Review are industry led initiatives, at the IFP conference in Manchester today.Retail intermediaries sector manager Sharon Campbell repeated the FSA’s mantra that it was members of the industry not the FSA who had constructed the paper.She said: “There’s no point in us […]
The article last week headlined, Misleading claims won big payouts, was not the big story since every IFA in my experience has been only too painfully aware of it for years. On the other hand, what was gut-wrenching was the sentence by Lord David Lipsey, who said that, in his experience, some of those compensated […]
More people are saving for their next holiday than for retirement and over a third are not saving for retirement at all according to a new report from Defaqto.The Retirement Income and Savings report, published today, highlights the complacency that many people have about how they are going to fund their retirement.It found 70 per […]
By Rob Burnett, head of European equities, Neptune After nine years of underperformance versus quality growth, Rob Burnett, manager of the Neptune European Opportunities Fund, believes that value strategies have reached an inflection point. Watch Rob discuss why he believes value is well positioned to resume its historical trend of outperformance. Click here to watch […]
Almary Green, the advice firm led by industry veteran Carl Lamb, is in sale talks with Smith and Pinching Financial Services, Money Marketing understands. One source tells Money Marketing Almary Green staff have visited the Smith and Pinching offices, and that there have been discussions around a merged firm being floated on AIM. The Norwich-based […]
A weekly account of the curious goings-on in the world of financial services Locked out While WSJ correspondents were kept very busy at Money Marketing Interactive in Harrogate last week, there was still plenty of time spent in the bar with industry friends. So came about the story of Aegon director of new business, Martin […]
The FCA is analysing information from 40 firms about their adviser recruitment processes and what quality checks are in place on the advice they give. Earlier this year, Money Marketing revealed that the FCA sent letters to a sample of firms asking about training, competence and hiring records for staff. A Freedom of Information Act request […]