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Bestinvest buys IFA Waterson Jones

Bestinvest has acquired London-based IFA Waterson Jones, which will now be integrated into the Bestinvest group.

The firm, set up in March 2002 by Martin Jones, who will now be become a director of the group.

Bestinvest chief executive John Spiers says: We are extremely pleased that Martin has selected Bestinvest as his future partner from a number of well regarded firms. He has built up a high quality business with excellent clients and I am certain that our systems and support will enable him to spend as much more time dealing with clients rather than administration.


‘Lenders set to take on quasi-regulatory role’

Lenders will have to carry out more rigorous due diligence in the intermediary market and effectively act as industry watchdogs, says Purely Mortgages. At a Money Marketing round table on the future of the mortgage market, Purely Mortgages chief executive Mark Chilton said he believes due diligence will be much higher on lenders’ agendas, particularly […]

Pressure is growing over spring deadline

The Government faces a tight self-imposed deadline of next spring to respond formally to Turner and is coming under strong pressure from the opposition to stick to its timetable. Work and Pensions Secretary John Hutton told the House of Commons that the Government welcomes the broad framework of the report and insists it has ruled […]

NAPF says benefits reduced for millions

The NAPF says Turner’s proposals are timid and will lead to a reduction in pension benefits for millions. It says the two-tier system will delay simplif-ication for up to 25 years.

Pot luck

BGW Jamieson Principal, Jamieson Financial Management, Bognor Regis, West Sussex


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