DB Mortgages has withdrawn its higher arrangement fee near-prime +, near-prime and super-light products. The products will only be available on the company’s 0.5 per cent arrangement fee structure.
Amidst the doom and gloom surrounding the finance sector this week, the protection industry contributed some little rays of positivity.
The ABI seems to forget that more than 60 per cent of all investment products are sold through IFAs, many of whose clients still prefer to pay, even in part, by commission. Just whose interests does it think it is representing? The issue has been underlined by Scottish Life, which commented recently that it was […]
Marriage breakdown can be a testing time for financial advisers as well as the estranged spouses, says Informed Choice managing director Nick Bamford, as he poses questions for advisers to assess their knowledge on pensions and divorce
Bankhall has unveiled the details and name of its Capita-led platform at its annual member conference in Cannes today.Portavista, which Bankhall chief executive Peter Mann stresses is not a wrap, will offer 1,200 funds from 56 fund groups and a Sipp and personal pension offered by Aegon, in its initial stage.This is the first time […]
Optimism is as American as baseball and apple pie. And since the financial crisis, being optimistic about US equities has paid off: they have outperformed every other major developed market by a comfortable margin. Yet while there remain plenty of good reasons to be optimistic about US equities, Stephen Moore, manager of the Artemis US […]
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The key message for advisers is: check, check and check again
This week marked two significant events for the advice community. It has been a year since the FCA’s asset management market study launched and, of course, the Autumn Budget was revealed on Wednesday. Both, in their own different ways, test how much value advisers can offer for their fees. The FCA is almost certainly right […]
Standard Life Investment has added global credit and REITs to its MyFolio fund range in its latest quarterly review of its strategic asset allocation. In an update shared with its intermediary investors, SLI said it had introduced global corporate bonds and short-dated global corporate bonds, both hedged back to sterling. The allocation to global corporate bonds […]