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LV= calls for compulsory guidance to tackle ‘mis-buying crisis’

The Government should force savers reaching retirement to take guidance if they do not have a financial adviser, LV= says. In its response to the Treasury’s consultation on public financial guidance, the mutual says low take up advice is creating a “mis-buying crisis”. In the March Budget the Government revealed it is to create two […]

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FCA splashes £157k on plants and catering

The FCA spent more than £27,000 on plants and £133,000 on catering across its London and Edinburgh offices in the 12 months ended 31 March 2016. According to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by Money Marketing, the regulator did not purchase any plants but paid £23,114 to a contracted supplier that provides and […]

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1825 establishes north west base with latest acquisition

Standard Life-owned consolidator 1825 has acquired Crewe-based advice firm Jones Sheridan for an undisclosed sum. Following the deal 1825 will establish a North West regional office with 30 employees including seven advisers and four paraplanners. Jones Sheridan managing director David Williams and chairman Stuart Banks will stay on, with Williams joining 1825’s executive committee. After […]

Burnett: what needs to happen for value to start performing again?

Value stocks have significantly underperformed growth stocks in Europe in the past decade. However, Rob Burnett, manager of the Neptune European Opportunities Fund, believes we are now approaching an inflection point. Watch the video below to find out more. In the video, Rob discusses: How low inflation and loose monetary policy since the global financial […]

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