Home Buyer Systems says it calculates that a first- time buyer can save over 1,500 if they get a mortgage straight from the lender, illustrating that dual pricing is still prevalent among lenders.
Alliance Trust has appointed chief investment officer Katherine Garrett-Cox as chief executive. She will take over from Alan Harden on August 29 when he takes up an external appointment.
Advisers who give clients access to platforms to carry out direct trades may be putting them at risk, warns Perception director Phil Billingham.
Cofunds claims Norwich Union faces a challenging time in integrating its wrap with Scottish Friendly’s back-office systems.
Should IFAs be selling large quantities of with-profits bonds in the current market?No 100%No “IFAs should be doing what is right for the client. We do not sell with-profits bonds anymore. We think that they are not transparent enough.”Robert Wood, Money Matters No “They are opaque and it is often difficult to understand what the […]
Holly Cassell, Assistant Manager of the top-performing Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund, discusses the potential near-term impact of Article 50 and the Brexit negotiations that she believes investors should pay most attention to. Read article here Important information Investment risks Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past performance is not a […]
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