View more on these topics

Collins Stewart launches new probate service

Wealth management firm Collins Stewart has launched a probate service to accompany its existing inheritance tax and investment management services.

Collins Stewart says the business will help simplify the complicated and time-consuming task of valuing an estate’s investment assets.

Collins Stewart chief executive Symon Hawken says: “Collins Stewart has a heritage of innovation and managing wealth. This service is designed to ease the administrative and technical burden during an emotional time.

“Our wealth management expertise makes this service unique in the marketplace. Probate valuation is often offered by administration firms rather than investment managers, so our expertise in knowing the investments as well as being able to value them will provide additional benefits.”


Setting sales

Does the regulator believe that financial services and products are bought or that they are sold?

House prices fell by 2.5% in March, says Halifax

House prices fell by 2.5 per cent in March, according to the Halifax house price survey.The biggest house price falls were seen in the West Midlands which fell 5 per cent and Wales which saw a drop of 4.7 per cent.Halifax says prices in quarter one were 1 per cent lower than in the fourth […]

Objectivity holds the key

A consequence of principle-based regulation is that interpretations of principles can vary enormously and this carries the risk of market failure. This is why the original platform paper highlighted, among others, two potential causes of market or regulatory failure.First, that the introduction of new incentives may exacerbate the possibility that moving assets between platforms may […]

“Govt should help those disadvantaged by abolition of 10% tax rate”

Treasury select committee chairman John McFall says the Government’s abolition of the 10 pence rate of income tax disadvantages mainly low income households and that the Government should help them.McFall says those below the age of 65 with an income under £18,500 who are childless are most at risk of being hit who McFall says […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up


    Leave a comment


    Why register with Money Marketing ?

    Providing trusted insight for professional advisers.  Since 1985 Money Marketing has helped promote and analyse the financial adviser community in the UK and continues to be the trusted industry brand for independent insight and advice.

    News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
    Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

    Money Marketing Events
    Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, roundtables and more.

    Research and insight
    Take part in and see the results of Money Marketing's flagship investigations into industry trends.

    Have your say
    Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

    Register now

    Having problems?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3712

    Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am -5.00pm