Baring Asset Management is following Credit Suisse and Threadneedle and raising charges on three funds from 1.25 per cent to 1.5 per cent. The funds are the Japan growth trust, Korea trust and Eastern trust.
Scottish Life has produced a credit card sized leaflet summarising the essential facts on A day for advisers.The guide covers the 10 main areas in pensions legislation facing change at A day, including the statutory lifetime allowance, retirement and death benefits, protection and retirement annuity contracts.The leaflet, which is free, can be ordered through Scottish […]
A selection of banks and financial institutions might have received a rather surprising email from Lifesearch’s Kevin Carr recently. Carr sent out an email to numerous recipients across the industry, attach- ing a comparison table of product providers’ services. However, he probably should have checked his Wingdings before- hand, as his ticks and crosses came […]
The government must urgently publish its green paper on social care as 90 per cent of over 65s have no plan for social care funding, the Association of British Insurers says. The ABI argues a massive new campaign is needed to raise awareness of social care funding based on polling research from Populus alongside analysis […]
The FCA’S interventions in to the mini-bond marketing of London Capital & Finance’s are under the spotlight, according to FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey. He made the point while giving evidence to the Treasury select committee about the watchdog’s work practices. Bailey was questioned on the lessons the watchdog has learned so far about the […]
The challenge is not just about getting the right people, but keeping them interested The success of advice firms has presented them with something of a dilemma. Many have grown their client banks significantly, which they now need to service and retain, while at the same time looking after the needs of new customers. And […]