Leeds Building Society is continuing with its sponsorship of Leeds Tykes rugby club.The Guinness Premiership side says that now, in its sixth year with Leeds sponsorship it receives a commission for every supporter that opens an account with the society. It has been investing this money into youth development which it says is now starting […]
Imagine you were an IFA firm operating under FSA regulation. Imagine that in the past the firm had been several firms operating under several different regimes. A reasonable merger had taken place although for a few years the firms existed as a sort of ad hoc alliance before a full merger.
Securetrade and Title (STT) has been placed into liquidation after it assisted a number of unauthorised ‘boiler room’ firms in promoting and selling shares to UK investors.The East Sussex-based company was placed into liquidation after the FSA submitted to the court that STT had arranged investment deals without authorisation under the Financial Services and Markets […]
It seems to me that every day I find or am recommended something to look at on the web. Earth.google.com, myspace.comand ebay.com are commercially successful sites that have changed the way I view property, talk to friends, find out relevant lifestyle information and buy products.
By Kim Jarvis, technical manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team In this article we look at the main exemptions and reliefs that are available on death. Within the article, spouse also means civil partner. Nil-rate band Under current rules, any part of the estate that falls within the available nil-rate band (NRB), […]
Savers are rushing to top-up their pensions amid fears chancellor Philip Hammond will deliver a further cut to the annual allowance in this month’s Budget, Zurich says. Cash flowing into pensions on Zurich’s investment platform soared 98 per cent in September compared to the annual average, the firm has found. The value of one-off pension […]
Every pound spent on financial education initiates can create more than £5 in social value, a new study finds. Research firm ERS examined the impact of “survival” money management workshops delivered to more than a thousand 16-25-year olds who were either not in work, full-time education or training, or had care responsibilities. They found that […]
Despite pressure to come down on the market like a ton of bricks, the FCA has taken a measured approach to improving standards Another week, another barrage of headlines about an FCA intervention on defined benefit pension transfers. The regulator’s latest missive focuses squarely on the standards and processes advisers employ when carrying out pension […]