The FSA is to lead a six-week exercise to test the resilience of financial institutions in the event of an avian flu pandemic starting on October 13. The regulator will work with 60 organisations to test the potential impact on the UK financial sector.
SimplyBiz and Zurich Intermediary Group are co-hosting a webcast by Technical Connections director Tony Wickenden to provide an exclusive presentation on post-Budget IHT planning. Technical Connections experts will also be involved in a live chat, held on the SimplyBiz website allowing member firms to ask questions on the presentation. Wickenden will give insights into IHT […]
A downturn in revenue from endowment complaints and the end of the flood of complaints is forcing claim management companies to look at other areas, says the Claims Standards Council. CSC spokesman Andy Wigmore says some unscrupulous claim companies believe that they can convince the consumer that “anything with financial services on it” has been […]
By Kunal Desai, Head of Indian Equities The Neptune India Fund’s investment process serves as a key differentiating feature of the portfolio versus its peers, contributing to its significant outperformance under Manager Kunal Desai’s tenure. Focusing on industry disruption, accounting quality, liquidity and corporate governance, Kunal sets out three stocks that he’s buying in the […]
The Liberal Democrats have stepped up their campaign for state pension equality, asking new pensions secretary Amber Rudd to address the reasons why women face lower pensions than men. The party has again called for progress on helping women born in the 1950s hit with state pension age rises, a cause popularised by the Women […]
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association has announced it is one of 33 new signatories that has signed up to HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter today. This has pushed up the number of firms that have joined the initiative to improve gender diversity within financial services to 300. These range from global banks to […]
Private Finance has concluded that a borrower on an average standard variable rate could save over £4,500 a year by switching to a two-year fixed rate deal. The mortgage broker says, in total, borrowers pay £15.4bn a year in SVR interest, with the typical rate on a 75 per cent LTV loan being 4.39 per […]