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Emag takes case to Euro parliament

Openwork is offering a second tranche of its FTSE-linked structured product with Newcastle BS. It will have a five-year term and offers a capital guarantee.


Kenmir steps down from intermediary role at FSA

David Kenmir is stepping down as head of the FSA’s ret- ail intermediaries sector. The role will be taken on by the regulator’s small firms division. Kenmir has been in charge of the retail intermediaries sector team since it was set up 18 months ago but is relinquishing control as it expands to include mortgage […]

Stats the way I like it

Marketing Prudential head of protection Paul Cowman says statistics still have a role in promotions when used responsibly

A charter for the future

Chartered financial planner status is finally a reality after the Privy Council confirmed the title can now be granted. After four years of campaigning for the move, the Chartered Insurance Institute deputy director general Bob Bullivant says the qualification puts financial advice on the same professional footing as accountants and legal professionals. He describes chartered […]

Through client eyes

Although there are a number of tools that can be used to assess potential candidates, the interview remains a central part of the process. Unfortunately, interviewers tend to put people into pigeonholes within a relatively short time. Psychologists have studied this effect and determined that most decisions are made within the first five to 10 […]


Lifetime Isa – how it works

According to George Osborne “people like Isas – because they’re simple”. Fiona Tait is not convinced… Contributions & bonuses What he said: “From April 2017, anyone under the age of 40 will be able to open a Lifetime Isa and save up to £4,000 each year. And for every £4 you save, the Government will […]


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