View more on these topics

BoS opens door for sale

Bank of Scotland admits it is willing to consider bids for Australian bank BankWest, in which it has a majority stake.

The 56 per cent it has in the bank is believed to be worth up to £500m

The Edinburgh-based bank is currently involved a bidding war with the Royal Bank of Scotland for beleaguered National Westminster Bank.

A BoS spokesman says: “If an asset is more valuable to someone else, then we would sell it.”


Attack on Government pension planning blight

The National Association of Pension Funds has attacked the Government for making creating a “planning blight” causing uncertainty in company pension schemes .The climate of uncertainty is being created by the Government&#39s continued consultation on stakeholder pensions. The NAPF annual survey of 700 pension schemes revealed 72 per cent of money purchase company pensions still […]

Computer glitch causes website warning

Phone-based broker City ShareShop is warning about the dangers of unauthorised access in internet trading plus the dangers of websites collapsing in the event of mass traffic.A couple of weeks ago Halifax caused a scare when investors could access other internet account holder details after a security breach due to a technology glitch.City ShareShop managing […]

Christmas reprieve for mortgage industry

The life industry has been granted an early Christmas present with the FSA announcement there will be no full-blown inquiry into endowment mortgage missellingThe industry feared the FSA would call for an investigation along the same lines as the multi-billion pensions misselling compensation.But campaigners attacked the FSA for ignoring their calls for an inquiry. Consumers&#39 […]

House boom slows

House prices look set to hold steady next year, according to house builder Berkeley Group.It says a shortage of properties combined with high levels of consumer confidence means prices will probably be sustained in 2000, regardless of interest rates.The group is forecasting price rises between 5 and 8 per cent across the UK next year.Berkeley […]

The curious market reaction to Brexit

Written by Mike Riddell29 June 2016 Headlines over the past few days have screamed about record falls in sterling, record low bond yields and massive falls in equity prices. However, if you take a slightly longer view of markets rather than simply the one- or two-day reaction, I think it’s amazing how little markets have […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up


    Leave a comment


    Why register with Money Marketing ?

    Providing trusted insight for professional advisers.  Since 1985 Money Marketing has helped promote and analyse the financial adviser community in the UK and continues to be the trusted industry brand for independent insight and advice.

    News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
    Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

    Money Marketing Events
    Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, roundtables and more.

    Research and insight
    Take part in and see the results of Money Marketing's flagship investigations into industry trends.

    Have your say
    Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

    Register now

    Having problems?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3712

    Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am -5.00pm