The Association of Finance Brokers and Association of Mortgage Intermediaries have claimed victory in securing an amendment to the European consumer credit directive which would have banned commission.
The personal accounts delivery authority launched its consultation on choosing a charging structure to pay for personal accounts today.The consultation paper outlines a number of ways charges could be deducted including an annual management charge, a contribution charge and a joining charge.But Pada identified the fact that different charging structures favour different potential members depending […]
The FSA has banned Jonathan Leigh Hardie, of Primedale Financial Services, from being a senior manager for mishandling mortgage endowment complaints over a period of five years.
Standard Life has announced that an estimated £800m of bonuses will be added to its with-profits plans in 2008.Its with-profits bonus declaration states that bonus growth rates for unitised with-profits bonds will increase from 2 to 2.5 per cent per annum and from 1.5 to 2.0 per cent for other life plans.Standard Life says where […]
Paragon has confirmed that its shareholders have voted unanimously in favour of its proposed rights issue at its Extraordinary General Meeting today.The buy-to-let specialist lender had announced to the stock market in November that it would have to do an emergency rights issue as a result of funding problems caused by the credit crunch.It has […]
This year looks set to bring a new danger for pension savers and their employers.
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Royal Bank of Scotland has joined rivals like HSBC in launching an automated investment advice service for more than five million customers. The bank claims to be the first bank in the UK to launch a “fully regulated” robo-advice service, which will be under its NatWest brand. The service, live from Monday, is targeted at […]
There is nearly £8.5bn in “drifted” legacy UK equity income funds that have underperformed against the sector over the past decade, research has found. As the fund management industry awaits Mifid II next year, Morningstar has analysed the competitive UK Equity Income sector on behalf of Money Marketing and found about 10 per cent of the sector’s […]
Old Mutual Global Investors has appointed Freddie Woolfe head of responsible investment and stewardship, reporting into chief executive Richard Buxton. Woolfe joins from Newton Investment Management, where he was a responsible investment analyst primarily covering the healthcare and technology, media and telecommunications sectors. Previously he held roles at Hermes Equity Ownership Services and HSBC. Woolfe will […]