Do you want a wrap to define or power your client proposition? Do you even want a wrap or just an investment platform to power your own vision of the future? When setting out on the journey towards a platform-centric approach to business, we took a great deal of care to ensure that it was the latter outcome that we achieved.
Lloyds Banking Group is axing 625 jobs after the merging of its corporate and small-business lending divisions. Jobs will go from sites in Scotland, England and Wales. The group says it will create 300 positions in its new wholesale banking department and try to redeploy some staff.
The consumer prices index (CPI) in Britain rose by 2.3% in the year to April, down from 2.9% in March but still above the government’s target level of 2%, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) (PDF).The 60 basis point fall represents a steepening decline in CPI inflation, after the rate of inflation in […]
Flexible benefits platforms are becoming increasingly popular, with 80% of employers with more than 100 employees offering some form of flexible benefits scheme, compared with just 11% a decade ago. However, global mobility of employees is on the rise, with nearly 57 million expats predicted by 2017, which can add further complexity to your picture.
Advice giant St James’s Place will block access to its investment platform for 10 days while it migrates services to a new provider. SJP tells Money Marketing that the work will affect online service ability for clients between 19 October and 29 October. A spokesman says: “SJP will carry out essential maintenance to our systems as part […]
This summer saw the S&P 500 rule headlines for enjoying the longest-running bull market in history. Yet, as per the old adage, what goes up inevitably comes down, and it is the job of advisers to manage clients’ portfolios accordingly – either directly or via the third-party investment services they use. A crude assumption might […]
There is currently no minimum qualification level, but the majority of advisers think this needs to change The role of the paraplanner is a relatively new one and its definition and responsibilities can differ hugely between firms. According to the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, the role can be broken down into four key […]