Co-operative insurance Society is offering the first ethical stakeholder child trust fund in partnership with Childrens Mutual. The CTF account invests in the CIS FTSE4 Good tracker trust.
Lenders are increasing their efforts to tie or buy distribution, says Cartel managing director Carl Wright.
The Chartered Insurance Institute is launching new exams on pension simplification.
Friends Provident has pipped Legal & General to first place in a Lifesearch survey of protection providers’ online offerings. Scottish Provident and Liverpool Victoria are bottom of the survey, scoring 47 and 49 points respectively out oa possible 100. The survey grades prov-iders on 10 criteria, including pipeline tracking, technical support, incentives, proposal forms, site […]
NSPCC chairman Sir Christopher Kelly has been appointed as chairman of the Financial Ombudsman Service. Kelly, a board member of the National Consumer Council and former permanent secretary at the Department of Health, was appointed along with five new non-executive members of the board. They are IFA Roger Sanders, HSBC senior manager Richard Hampton, Consumer […]
Despite the sharp drop in housebuilders following the Brexit result, valuations in the highly illiquid market are still at elevated levels. And whilst some investors may take comfort from superficially low price/earnings multiples, are earnings sustainable over the long term, asks Holly Cassell, Assistant Manager of the Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund. Click here to […]
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