A survey by the Institute of Financial Services reveals brokers are asking more questions about equity release training than any other subject.
The Tories have tabled amendments to the Finance Bill to change the definition of residential property in a Sipp to highlight the complexity of the new regime.
The FSA fine imposed on former Millfield chief executive Paul Tebbutt could herald a wider clampdown on senior managers by the regulator’s enforcement division, says a specialist financial law firm. TLT Solicitors head of financial services regulation Philip Ryley says the FSA’s transition to principle-based regulation and its treating customers Fairly regime are leading to […]
The Department for Communities and Local Government has hired consultants to shake up home inspector exams to ensure that enough people pass by next June, Money Marketing understands. The move follows industry concerns that not enough home inspectors will be trained in time for a full rollout in June 2007. The Government estimates around 7,000 […]
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By Fiona Tait, Pensions Specialist Ros Altmann reportedly hoped for more product innovation following pension freedom¹ and, according to one poll, 66 per cent of advisers also believe that providers should be doing more². This article considers whether there is a real client need for new products, or whether we should be focusing our attention on efficient delivery […]
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