Chancellor Alistair Darling has criticised the over-reliance on credit rating agencies in European Union regulations. Speaking to fellow European finance ministers in Brussels this week, he called for a review of the role played by agencies.
So, the Competition Commission has decided to tackle the problem of payment protection insurance misselling head-on. It is easy to sell and easy to buy, which is why many people are talked into buying it. The trouble is, it is not very good compared with the alternatives.
Lorna Blyth, Royal London Do guarantees benefit customers and, if so, when? To answer this conundrum we commissioned Millimans, a global actuarial consulting firm, to conduct an independent review of the UK retirement income market and whether guarantees really do offer customers better value for money. The brief The study was one of the most comprehensive undertaken […]
Knowledge of how the tax relief rules work for corporate losses will add considerable value to an adviser’s proposition Financial planning tends to focus on situations where there is available capital or income – very possibly created from business profits for SME owner-managers. But sometimes businesses make losses, and an awareness of how the tax […]
Close Brothers Asset Management saw net inflows jump 43 per cent to £1bn year-on-year, from £757m in 2017. The business released its preliminary results for the 12 months to 31 July today. Close Brothers says the strong inflows were delivered by its own advisers and investment managers, as well as third party advisers. Coventry-based Adrian […]
The Financial Ombudsman Service has told Tenet to compensate a client for its failure to give timely advice that resulted in an annual allowance charge of around £14,000. In the ruling, Mr T was a client of Tenet Connect, Tenet’s network of advisers, who found he was under threat of redundancy and made an appointment […]