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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A majority of independent financial advisers think there should be a single rate of tax relief according to this week’s Money Marketing poll. More than 120 advisers took part in the poll with 77 in favour of a single rate of tax relief, 39 against and six undecided. Yellowtail Financial planning managing director Dennis Hall […]
The FCA has issued a warning over ‘commoditised’ defined benefit pension transfers running the risk of unsuitable advice. In a letter sent to advisers holding pension transfer permissions, the regulator reminds planners that a “key area” of its focus is on pension transfers, and that it will later this year be contacting all firms to […]
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