Premier Mortgage Service has appointed former Edeus commercial director Martin Reynolds as corporate manager. He will initially work on a short-term contract and his remit will include developing new income streams for PMS.
Santander is merging Cater Allen, James Hay and Abbey Sharedealing under the Santander Private Banking brand and Cater Allen managing director Richard Dunn has been appointed commercial director of the new structure with the task of finding a way to combine the three businesses.
Recent macroeconomic developments have created a supportive environment for commodity prices. Turmoil in global financial markets led to slower growth in the US economy, which in turn led to lower US interest rates and a weaker dollar.
By Steve Webb, director of policy In my recent discussions with advisers, a hot topic has been the growing number of people interested in transferring their defined benefit pension rights into a defined contribution pension scheme. With many pension schemes offering eye-watering transfer values, this is likely to be an area of increasing interest. Yet […]
Savers are rushing to top-up their pensions amid fears chancellor Philip Hammond will deliver a further cut to the annual allowance in this month’s Budget, Zurich says. Cash flowing into pensions on Zurich’s investment platform soared 98 per cent in September compared to the annual average, the firm has found. The value of one-off pension […]
Every pound spent on financial education initiates can create more than £5 in social value, a new study finds. Research firm ERS examined the impact of “survival” money management workshops delivered to more than a thousand 16-25-year olds who were either not in work, full-time education or training, or had care responsibilities. They found that […]
Despite pressure to come down on the market like a ton of bricks, the FCA has taken a measured approach to improving standards Another week, another barrage of headlines about an FCA intervention on defined benefit pension transfers. The regulator’s latest missive focuses squarely on the standards and processes advisers employ when carrying out pension […]