Cheltenham & Gloucester has repriced its 100 per cent mortgage products and removed the free valuation incentive previously applicable to the range. Details of the new range are available via its online product guide.
The CII has called on the industry to streamline the structure of financial services qualifications.
Advisers have welcomed Norwich Union’s decision to undergo a complete redesign of its protection range and research a guaranteed protection product.Money Marketing last week reported that the firm is scrapping its current protection range and “starting from a clean sheet of paper” in a bid to meet consumers’ protection needs.MM also revealed that NU is […]
Friends Provident and Resolution look set to close the deal to create Friends Financial Group with the date of the merger set for November 29, 2007.
Grant Thornton has warned non-doms that have been resident in the UK before April 2001 will begin paying the Government’s new charges from April 2008.In his Budget Speech, Alistair Darling rejected Conservative plans for a £25,000 annual non-dom levy as it would discourage people coming to this country for short term work.Instead the Government will […]
Since last year’s reforms to pension legislation, a significant number of retirees have chosen income drawdown over purchasing an annuity. This has presented risks to both individuals and their advisers. In this article the risks are explained – and, importantly, strategies are presented that could help mitigate them. Read this article
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Support service provider SimplyBiz has signed a third new deal for defined benefit transfer advice work after its original partner pulled out of the marketplace. In an email to members seen by Money Marketing, compliance director Gary Kershaw apologises for any inconvenience caused by Crowborough-based advice firm CFPML’s decision to exit the DB transfer marketplace. […]
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The Budget will lay out Government plans to help build 300,000 new homes a year, according to Chancellor Philip Hammond. The plans will include fasttracking developments with planning permission. Hammond said the Government would use “powers of state” to get homes built on these sites, according to the BBC. The Government will also unveil plans to […]