SimplyBiz chairman Ken Davy is to chair a group set up to take forward the FSA’s alternative assessment RDR proposals. It includes ex-CII president Peter Hales, Technical Connection joint managing director Tony Wickenden and Warwick Butchart Associates chairman Len Warwick.
Yesterday Bank of England governor Mervyn King wrote to the Chancellor Alistair Darling to explain why inflation is 1.5 per cent above the 2 per cent target – but should the 2 per cent target be lifted?
The Institute of Financial Planning is hosting an exchange traded fund workshop for certified financial planners. The day-long seminar, to be held in Glasgow on March 25, aims to provide the information for CFPs to make decisions about the use of ETFs in client portfolios. It will cover how to raise ETFs with clients as […]
Coronation Street star William Roache has recorded a film about funding social care in which he raises concerns about any potential death tax.
The news that the organisation whose name has become the verb to describe an internet search is entering the mortgage-sourcing market, even if, at the moment, it is only in the US, probably sent a shiver down the spine of every IFA and mortgage broker. And if it didn’t, it should have done. The initial […]
Trevor Greetham, RLAM’s head of multi asset, introduces the recentlylaunched RL GMAPs. Asset allocation has become an increasingly difficult challenge for investors and advisers in the years since the financial crisis. Sometimes violent price swings in stock and commodity markets coupled with the collapse in the rate of interest on bonds have made it harder […]
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The Government should consider allowing people to lower their contribution rates to 8 per cent under auto-enrolment to prevent a potential spike in opt-out rates over the next few years, AJ Bell says. Contribution rates are due to rise to 5 per cent in April this year and 8 per cent in April 2019 with […]
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