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Chase de Vere launches advice hub for doctors

National IFA Chase de Vere has launched an online advice service for medical professionals. The new service will be called Chase de Vere Medical. The national advice firm already has around 75 advisers who specialise in the medical field. It has partnered with the British Medical Association since 2005. Chase de Vere Medical head Andrea […]

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Idle savers missing pension pot returns

People who stay in default pension funds are losing 4.75 per cent in returns every year, according to research from Hargreaves Lansdown. Data from a survey of 58,000 workplace pension members show 47 per cent  of people with a pension above £25,000 choose their investments. Comparatively, just 5 per cent of people with a pension pot […]

Trustees banned for pushing transfers into high-risk investments

The directors of two pension trustee and administration firms have been banned from running any company for 21 years for their role in persuading unsophisticated investors to move to schemes backed by high-risk investments. Roger Bessent, Matthew Bessent, Neil O’Donnell and Tracy Park were directors of Preston-based Gleeson Bessent Trustees, which serviced a number of […]

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Jailed adviser’s former firm sanctioned by FCA

One of the advice firms formerly run by jailed adviser Frank Cochran has been told to stop all regulated activity. The FCA register page for Wolverhampton-based FSC Investment Services says the firm must “cease all regulated activities”. Money Marketing understands the instruction appeared on FSC’s register page yesterday. Cochran owned the firm for 32 years […]

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