An industry-backed scheme to help advisers join the equity release market has been launched by Key Retirement Solutions.Lifetime Advisory Services will formally launch in September and has been hailed by Key as pivotal to eradicate dabblers who do not have adequate systems and controls in place, as highlighted by the Financial Services Authority last month.LAS […]
Former HBOS head of intermediary business Grenville Turner is take over as managing director of estate agency Countrywide in January. He replaces Harry Hill, who becomes chairman when Chris-topher Sporborg retires at the end of the year.
The IFA Defence Union claims it has moved a step closer to securing a legal challenge against the Financial Ombudsman Service for breaching the Humans Rights Act after getting a solicitor’s backing. The IFADU has received written opinion from solicitor Clarke Wilmott that it has a fair chance of securing a judicial review based on […]
At Pictet Asset Management we believe active management of asset allocation is the most important generator of returns. What is not to be in our portfolio is just as important as what is to be because good performance is determined as much by the assets you avoid as by those you hold. The FP Pictet Multi Asset Portfolio managers are not wedded to any particular […]
I have recently completed training to become a certified money coach: it is an area we are developing to complement our traditional advice service. One of the exercises is to imagine you are floating in a small boat through time. We ask you to consider where you want to land and what you might find […]
Quilter Financial Adviser School will now offer the Level 6 Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning as part of new offerings announced as it rebrands. Formerly called the Financial Adviser School, QFAS will offer the Level 6 qualification to the whole of market. The first cohort for the Level 6 programme began last week and includes […]
Two directors at St James’s Place have increased the shares they own in the company. SJP investments managing director David Lamb and partnership managing director Ian Gascoigne have both bought £8,996 worth of the company’s shares, according to a London Stock Exchange notice. Lamb and Gascoigne bought 993 ordinary shares of 15p each at a price of […]