Former DBS chief executive Nick Ansell has joined non-regulated financial services firm Prestbury Holding as strategic development director. Ansell, who stepped down from DBS following parent Misys IFA services' integration of the firm into a single management and support structure in August 2002, will focus on the development of Prestbury's IFA arm and new business development. Ansell, 43, co-founded IFA Network and has been a member of the Aifa council and the FSA Training Advisory Panel.
I have heard that the FSA has fined an IFA for promoting early encashment of pensions. Does this mean that I am betterleaving my pension account intact until a later age rather than take benefits now? Your pensions are personal pensions and, certainly, in days gone by, it was taken as read that pension funds […]
The UK's top 10 property hotspots over the last 12 months are all outside the South, with places such as Hartlepool, Darlington and Swansea topping the rises. Hartlepool recorded the biggest price increase, up by 59 per cent, followed by Darlington at 58 per cent, Swansea at 55 per cent and Blackburn, 51 per cent. […]
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Employee benefits and stakeholder pension provider B&CE is aiming to increase presentations to employees. The firm's research shows that 82 per cent of construction employers support the idea of more pension presentations to persuade individuals to increase contributions to the industry's EasyBuild stakeholder scheme. The B&CE scheme is the UK's most popular stakeholder scheme, with […]
Artemis managers James Foster, Mark Page and Laurent Millet comment on the Greek deal, describing it as “just another fudge” getting in the way of bigger developments in China, the UK and the US. To read the full article click here.
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