Edeus chief executive Michael Bolton is known by most of the mortgage broking market as a successful pioneer and as an outspoken character. But not many know him as a hologramuntil now.At the Edeus launch last week, both he and managing director Alan Cleary explained the virtues of their new lender not in person but as holograms projected at the Odeon Leicester Square. So here pictured above is Bolton in all his glory as, er, a pixelated hologram. Whatever next – Michael Bolton the cartoon character? Now there’s something for his marketing team to work on.
HSBC’s announcement that it is to shift its core UK equity business away from Halbis Partners to its multimanager team has raised a few eyebrows in the investment community.
I have just been made redundant and social security want to know what pensions I can expect before it pays me any form of credit. I only have a few small pensions, not worth much, should I take them?
In the past, I have often referred to the roadshows organised for private investors by the Association of Investment Trust Companies, the AITC – or AIC as it will shortly become when the word trust is removed from the title. My interest in these is twofold. Having had a long association with the investment trust […]
The National Association of Pension Funds has attacked both the industry and pension commission’s models for personal accounts and warned the Government that the scheme could severely hit existing pensions if it is designed poorly. In its submission on the Pensions White Paper, the NAPF says both models fail to achieve the best solution with […]
It was only a matter of time before The Pensions Regulator (TPR) started to issue escalating penalty notices, and that time has come. In its latest compliance and enforcement bulletin1, it lays out the powers it has used so far: These figures should come as no surprise to anyone in the corporate market and there […]
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