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Tony Wickenden: What advisers need to know about EIS changes

Government plans for new incentives could lure more investors to so-called ‘knowledge-intensive companies’ Along with the “stick”, in the shape of provisions limiting relief for investment into venture capital trusts and enterprise investment schemes, there is the “carrot” of increased investment limits for knowledge-intensive companies. While knowledge-intensive companies have become a talking point of late, […]

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FSCS to pay back 2,700 clients of collapsed DFM Beaufort

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme will automatically compensate hundreds of clients of a collapsed discretionary fund manager, but other investors will have to wait another five months to get their money back. London-based Beaufort Securities has been investigated by both the FCA and US authorities. An indictment from the US Department of Justice alleges that […]

Pension scammers continue to target over-50s with free advice offer

One in seven non-retired people aged over 50 were targeted by scammers in the past three months, according to Retirement Advantage. Retirement Advantage commissioned Censuswide to conduct 1,003 online interviews from 6 to 9 March with non-retired people aged 50 or over who have defined contribution or individual pensions. The survey found 14 per cent […]


Robo changes could take business off traditional mortgage brokers, FCA says

The FCA says it expects technology changes to cause lenders to rely less on traditional mortgage brokers in the future. The regulator makes the prediction in its ‘sector views’ document, published alongside its 2018/19 business plan today. The document says: “PSD2 and Open Banking are likely to accelerate the digital transformation of retail lending business […]

Harris Associates' view on the UK’s vote to leave the EU

By David Herro, Partner, Deputy Chairman, Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer of International Equity at Harris Associates Britain’s vote to exit the European Union has led to significant uncertainty across global markets. We believe market impact of this uncertainty, though severe, is more of a shorter-term phenomenon which will provide an opportunity for long-term […]


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