Britannia is launching a new three-year fixed rate for first-time buyers offering 4.99 per cent initially.The product charges no administration fee, no arrangement fee and will provide a free first standard valuation, saving FTBs 600 in upfront fees.Britannia managing director of member business Tim Franklin says: It is hard enough for first time buyers to […]
Origen chief executive Gareth Marr has resigned from the Aegon-owned IFA firm after recent health problems. The move comes as Origen confirms it will be integrating the Positive Solutions’ platform into its business. Marr has been in financial services for 30 years and will remain with the firm in the short term on a consultancy […]
Financial Express has set up its own fund rating service, Crown Ratings. It uses a blend of quantitative and qualitative analytical screens, including measuring a portfolio’s volatility, consistency and returns against its benchmark.
FP Wealth Management and wealth manager LGT Vestra have joined “plug and play” advice training initiative, Future of Advice. Future of Advice was set up this year by Bournemouth-based IFA Kevin Forbes of Strategic Solutions in partnership with advice consultants Simplify Consulting and representatives of Bournemouth University. The programme offers student placements in financial advice […]
Another pensions dashboard deadline has come and gone, despite the original intention to launch in 2019. The feasibility study, first expected in spring and then delayed until summer recess, has still not been published. This begs the question: will the dashboard ever become reality? Rumour abounds that secretary of state for work and pensions Esther […]
Seven Investment Management has cut gold from most of its multi-asset portfolios as it moves towards general commodities. 7IM first started eliminating gold from its portfolios last November, when it was cut by 1 per cent across portfolios, and then again this February, with a further 2 per cent cut. Now, it has dropped gold from […]