The FSA has appointed Tom Kelly, the former spokesman for exPrime Minister Tony Blair, as its new communications director. He will take up the role on May 4.
Structured product providers are reviewing kick-out plans after a HM Revenue & Customs’ warning that some plans may have been wrongly promoted as Isa-eligible.
The FSA has banned Martyn Powsney, the former director of now defunct IFA firm Powsney & Co Ltd, from holding positions of significant influence in any FSA-authorised firm. The regulator says Pownsey failed to put in place systems and controls to ensure customers received suitable advice and failed to take sufficient remedial action. Following an […]
Hornbuckle Mitchell has appointed Stewart Dick to the newly-created position of head of sales.
Laurence Lieberman, partner, and Tom Oliver, associate, in the commercial disputes group at Taylor Wessing assess the implications of the Financial Services Bill and pick out the threat of class actions as needing particular scrutiny in Parliament
Jamie Clark – Business Development Manager The recent report from the Pensions Policy Institute demonstrates the sheer scale of auto-enrolment so far and what we can expect in the future. We’ve pulled out the key information to save you reading the full report. Auto enrolment in numbers Sources: Pensions Policy Institute, The Future Book: Unravelling […]
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Sims Financial Planning has become the third adviser acquisition this year for consolidator Fairstone. Three staff will join Fairstone, bringing funds under management to more than £90m along with total fee income of almost £500,000. Sims is the latest firm to be fully acquired by Fairstone after joining its downstream buyout programme in July 2015. […]
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