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Bankhall receives minded to authorise letter

Bankhall has received a minded to authorise letter from the FSA for its mortgage network, Bankhal Mortgages.

Group sales director Shaun Godfrey says: “We are pleased to have received our minded to authorise letter from the FSA. A decade of experience in the regulated environment as a support services provider for IFAs has meant we are well positioned to support mortgage and general insurance brokers with compliance and a full range of ancillary services.”


Birth of a notion

This week I am returning to the subject of funding for the ever increasing costs of higher education. With one of my boys having completed a four-year university course, another having completed a three-year course (with the prospect of more “expenditure time” for me as he moves on to art school) and the third about […]

FSA in pledge to keep its ear to the ground

The FSA has admitted that it will not improve its record on identifying risk unless it forges closer contacts with the industry and users of the fund management sector. Speaking at the FSA&#39s unit trusts and Oeics conference this week, asset management sector leader Dan Waters said he is “very clear” that the regulator needs […]

M&G to close funds in reshuffle

M&G is closing three sector funds, merging two more into funds with wider remits and renaming and repositioning another in response to a downturn in demand for sector-specific offerings. The £13.7m global financials, £2.3m global healthcare and £13.6m global media & communications funds are closing, with the offer of a free switch into another M&G […]

IFA threat of legal action on BBB deal

An IFA who sold his business to Berkeley Berry Birch is threatening to take legal action for the recovery of a final payment of £80,000 that he claims is owed by BBB. Huddersfield IFA Alan Mills says he sold FLP Independent Financial Advisers to Professional Financial Solutions which was then bought by BBB in January […]

India budget and the liquidity supercycle

Kunal Desai, manager of the Neptune India Fund, comments on how India’s 2017 budget will impact the Indian economy and equity market. Read article here: Important Information – for Investment Professionals only. Not for Retail Clients.Investment risksThe Neptune India Fund may have a high volatility rating and past performance is not a guide to future […]


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