It seems that the IFA Defence Union lawyer Andrew Kerr is a man of many talents. His company, England’s Safety Equipment, has just been awarded the Queen’s Award for innovation for inventing the inflatable body armour system. The IBAS, pictured left with Kerr, can apparently withstand armour-piercing fire from an AK47, prevent a soldier from drowning and, of course, is completely FSA and FOS proof.
Questionable and somewhat arbitrary behaviour of lenders means one regulator should cover secured loans’
Skandia Investment Management is set to launch a global best ideas fund this summer. It will aim to take the 10 best ideas from 10 of the world’s top managers and put them in a single fund.
SimplyBiz and wrap provider Lifetime have formed a strategic partnership, with the aim of removing much of the complexity facing advisers and clients.
The FSA’s treating customers fairly regime poses a danger to the professional indemnity insurance market, says Whitechurch chief executive Kean Seager. He says the principle-based regulation allows the FSA to make retrospective judgements and leaves firms in the dark about what is expected of them. Seager says PI providers are already complaining about the danger […]
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