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Smile links ethical funds

Online bank Smile has brought together four of the UK&#39s top ethical fund providers under a new single investment product.The new product, offered in conjunction with Co-operative Bank Financial Advisors, combines funds from Friends Provident, Gerrard, Henderson and Norwich Union. Initial charge is 1.375 per cent and annual charge is 1.38 per cent. These charges […]

Saga enters discount broker market

Over-50s holiday, publishing and financial services group Saga is entering the discount broker market.Saga, which already has an IFA, will offer cut-price equity Isas from all the UK&#39s fund providers. The service, which started this week, will be targeted at Saga&#39s core over-50s market and will discount 3 per cent from the initial charge of […]

CP121 is caving in to power

CP121 confirms the destruction of one well-known maxim and endorses the accuracy of another. It used to be “those who can, do – those that cannot, teach.” Now those that cannot have a career choice – they can regulate.The blatant capitulation of CP121 to the power players in the industry demonstrates the truth of “absolute […]

Revenue in U-turn over SSAS whistleblow proposals

The Inland Revenue has backed down on controversial proposals to force trustees of small self-administered schemes to whistleblow on their sch-eme members.The Revenue had proposed that SSAS trustees should be forced to shop their members if they discovered any breaches of the scheme rules such as making bigger withdrawals from the fund than all-owed under […]

Rise of the machines

Head of Sustainable Investing at Royal London Asset Management, Mike Fox, looks at the case for including artificial intelligence within a sustainable investment strategy. Read the article in full here The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and may go down as well as up and investors may not get […]


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