An independent review commissioned by the Conservatives has proposed that a national system similar to TV show Dragons’ Den should be introduced to boost entrepreneurism in the UK.
The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries is to hold an event in May in a bid to encourage new lenders into the UK mortgage market.At the Mortgage Expo in belfast last week, director Chris Cummings said the AMI is looking to launch a spring event for international lenders which do not operate in the UK. He […]
Coventry Building Society has had a strong start to the year, with some competitive products forcing the lender to repeatedly make quick withdrawals to ensure service holds up.One of the products worth a second look is the 10-year offset fixed rate. Currently priced at 5.99 per cent, the deal carries an arrangement fee of £999 […]
Corporate IFAs could have something very exciting to talk to smaller employers about if early discussions between the Association of British Insurers and the Government on tax relief for small and medium-sized firms that buy health and well-being products bear fruit.
The Institute of Financial Planning has pledged its support for Aifa’s Manifesto for Advice and says any adviser that does not sign up should not be in the business.IFP chief executive Nick Cann considers that the manifesto’s focus on consumers, differentiating advice from sales and the drive towards professional qualifications should be adopted across the […]
By Kunal Desai, Manager of Neptune India Fund Kunal Desai recently celebrated his third anniversary as manager of the Neptune India Fund. Kunal has built a strong track record of outperformance since he assumed responsibility for the Fund, delivering a return of 30.3 per cent compared to the MSCI India Index gain of just 14.0 […]
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Support service provider SimplyBiz has signed a third new deal for defined benefit transfer advice work after its original partner pulled out of the marketplace. In an email to members seen by Money Marketing, compliance director Gary Kershaw apologises for any inconvenience caused by Crowborough-based advice firm CFPML’s decision to exit the DB transfer marketplace. […]
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The Budget will lay out Government plans to help build 300,000 new homes a year, according to Chancellor Philip Hammond. The plans will include fasttracking developments with planning permission. Hammond said the Government would use “powers of state” to get homes built on these sites, according to the BBC. The Government will also unveil plans to […]