It is with great sadness that we report the death of SimplyBiz managing director Ian Thorneycroft after a battle with cancer. His passion, positive attitude and belief in the IFA sector will be sorely missed by all those who worked with him or knew him. Our thoughts are with his family.
The coalition Government will launch a free national financial advice service funded in full by the industry in the form of a social responsibility levy.
Kensington has launched a range of buy-to-let products aimed at existing landlords who want to expand their portfolios. The lender is targeting the products at experienced landlords with at least two properties. It will allow investors to hold up to 10 properties or £2m worth of mortgages with Kensington. Kensington will lend up to 75 […]
Schroders – Global Alpha Plus Fund
The Pensions and Benefits UK Conference takes place this week, where Jelf will have a stand.
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