Mifid could result in legalistic and prescriptive rules, despite the FSA’s bid for a more principle-based and simplified Cob handbook. The FSA says it will try to use Mifid language in the new handbook, published next year, to avoid gold-plating.
Commentators have ignored a salutary fact to emerge from the Sunday Times Business in the Community study into corporate responsibility nearly the companies in the top 20 recognise trade unions.We may expect firms such as the Co-op Bank, at number one, to have modern approaches to their staff, with the self confidence to recognise trade […]
We must work to improve the image of critical-illness cover and raise consumer confidence
BM Solutions is on course to achieve a record month of applications. BM says it received its highest number of applications ever submitted in a 24 hour period on May 9 at 145m. The lender says it is on target to record 1bn of applications this month.
It looks as if the industry as a whole has jumped the gun in its interpretation of the rules’
Written by Mike Riddell One of the current big debates in global financial markets is whether investors should believe ‘hard’ rather than ‘soft’ data, where the usually reliable business and consumer surveys have been suggesting strengthening in global growth momentum for some time now, while the economic data that feeds through into the Gross Domestic […]
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