Resolution chief executive Gavin Stewart piped in the haggis at the firm’s massive Burns Night bash. The haggis was not to everyone’s taste. Thankfully, Resolution kindly supplied ample whiskey to take the taste away.
Advisers’ FSA fees will rise by an average of 10 per cent to educate the regulator’s staff about the move to principle-based regulation, fund its IT outsourcing and bankroll its financial capability work.Aifa says the inflation-busting hike makes a mockery of the stated aim of the move to principles – to reduce the regulatory burden […]
SimplyBiz has bought Glasgow-based adviser services provider Compliance First in a deal that sees it increase its adviser client base by a third.Around 1,000 registered individuals, representing 205 adviser firms, use Compliance First, giving the combined group 4,000 advisers.Compliance First was owned by managing director Eric Ronald and another unnamed individual. The purchase price has […]
By Jamie Clark, Business Development Manager, Royal London Recent articles in the media have raised concerns about the new pension freedoms. One perceived problem is that across the industry, trustees and providers are not necessarily allowing people to take full advantage of the pension freedoms in situ. This is backed up by a recent survey by […]
Almary Green, the advice firm led by industry veteran Carl Lamb, is in sale talks with Smith and Pinching Financial Services, Money Marketing understands. One source tells Money Marketing Almary Green staff have visited the Smith and Pinching offices, and that there have been discussions around a merged firm being floated on AIM. The Norwich-based […]
A weekly account of the curious goings-on in the world of financial services Locked out While WSJ correspondents were kept very busy at Money Marketing Interactive in Harrogate last week, there was still plenty of time spent in the bar with industry friends. So came about the story of Aegon director of new business, Martin […]
The FCA is analysing information from 40 firms about their adviser recruitment processes and what quality checks are in place on the advice they give. Earlier this year, Money Marketing revealed that the FCA sent letters to a sample of firms asking about training, competence and hiring records for staff. A Freedom of Information Act request […]