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.
If you lived outside of our lovely financial planning bubble, the words “I’m saving too much into my pension” wouldn’t sound like a problem at all. The person you were complaining to would probably respond with something along the lines of “oh no, you’ve got too good a job, have earned too much money and […]
Mutual LV= says the fall in defined benefit to defined contribution transfers has reduced the sales of its pensions business in annual results published today. The results for the year to 31 December 2018 notes tough conditions in a highly competitive market reduced sales and margins. They show new sales reduced for the life […]
What an incredible year it has been for the advice profession. Despite persistent fears negative headlines are holding advisers back, there is hope on the horizon that the government really is sitting up and taking notice of the role financial planning can play. The dial has finally moved on the cold-calling ban, the introduction of […]