A company aimed at helping advisers market their serv-ices to clients is launching this week and is free to UK-registered advisers.Marketing-Hub.co.uk allows advisers access to a system to create their own marketing material by choosing from a range of designs for reports, emails, newsletters or mailings.The site is free to use and is sponsored by […]
Whenever an industry issue reaches a certain critical mass, there will always be a pundit persuaded to peek out from under the nearest stone to add his or her two-penn’orth. Therefore, it was with trepidation that I read Peter Hargreaves’ latest pearls of wisdom regarding indemnity commission in Money Marketing last week. As head of […]
The commercial viability of networks, as well as their directly-authorised counterparts, continues to dominate the trade press. If you can read beyond the puerile and self-obsessive hubris being exhibited by some businesses, you may notice that a common denominator in these debates is the expression “closed businesses”.
The latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions illustrate that sickness absence is still a major cost to businesses, with an annual bill for sick pay and associated costs to employers of £9bn. This paper from Jelf Employee Benefits looks at the importance of recording sickness absence for any employee health strategy and how this can be carried out in an efficient manner to reduce absence, improve employee engagement and drive up profits.
What does the outlook for fixed income look like for the rest of the year? It was a sobering start to the year for fixed income, and we observed a more divided set of opinions than we have seen for a long time. Aside from the brief wobble in the last week in December, which […]
The Financial Ombudsman Service has told BlackStar Wealth Management to compensate five different clients for the unsuitable advice it gave them to transfer out of their pension schemes. Five upheld rulings against the West Midlands-based firm have been published since the start of the year. All the clients were advised to transfer out of their […]
BNY Mellon’s head of distribution in the UK and Ireland Fergus McCarthy has stood down from the position. He is currently on gardening leave, but it is unclear at this stage where his next role in the industry will be. McCarthy was poached from his sales manager role at Martin Currie to become sales director […]