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Watch MM Wired: FAMR in action – but will it work?

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Barclays combines banking and investment with direct platform

Barclays is overhauling its stockbroking arm with the launch of a direct-to-consumer platform which will combine savings, current accounts and investments. The Financial Times reports existing Barclays Stockbrokers customers will be transferred to the new service, Barclays Direct Investing next year. It will also be open to customers of other banks. The platform will include […]

PFS teams up with FCA in battle against scams

The Personal Finance Society is working with the FCA on a new campaign against pension and investment scams. The professional body is launching a national campaign calling on financial planners to report scams to the regulator. In return, the FCA is in the process of taking on additional resources to deal with reports, and will […]

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How annuities turn consumers off guarantees

Using the word “annuity” can put consumers off guaranteed income products, a research paper published by the FCA suggests. More than 900 consumers were given the hypothetical choice between retirement options including buying an annuity, self-annuitising, or spending the money until it ran out. When the word “annuity” was not used, 66 per cent of […]

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Emerging markets 2018: A renewed credit cycle?

Ewan Thompson, Head of Emerging Market Equities, Neptune Given the significant discount of emerging market assets to developed market and the economic and earnings growth premium available, emerging markets look set to continue to outperform developed peers and regain much of the considerable underperformance experienced in the highly atypical period of 2010-2016. Read more here […]

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