Fitness First and Bupa have joined forces to offer thousands of free health club annual memberships to people who buy Bupa Health Insurance.
Mark Roberts, head of faculty financial regulation and corporate & academic relationship at the IFS School of Finance, says the problems of a few firms taint the whole industry and well structured training is essential.
Only a third of consumers believe they are treated fairly by financial services companies, according to research from Teamspirit.The survey found that 36 per cent of people say firms treat them fairly, with this figure dropping to 11 per cent when consumers were asked about loan companies.Building societies came top, with 56 per cent saying […]
Clients’ portfolios can be valued, reviewed and managed online within a fund supermarket.
As Big Ben marked the start of 2007 and I toasted the New Year in with a glass or two of bubbly
Les Cameron, Head of Technical, explores defined benefit pension transfers from a technical viewpoint, tackling the topics such as transfer values and transfer drivers.
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Another investment manager offering enterprise investment schemes has alerted clients of a 10 per cent drop in value for one of its portfolios following new Mifid rules. Mifid II, which came into force on 3 January, requires firms to notify clients when the overall value of their portfolio, relative to its value at the beginning of each reporting […]
The recent enquiry by the work and pensions select committee has reignited the debate about the future of collective defined contribution schemes. Whether these sort of schemes can be incorporated into the current UK pensions landscape is a moot point. Let’s consider some of the arguments for and against CDC. First of all, it is […]
Retirement interest-only mortgages are set to become more popular following the FCA removing hurdles to selling them. The regulator sees RIO mortgages as a possible aid to the waves of maturing interest-only loans with no repayment strategy. However, the FCA also wants RIO mortgages to be sold more widely, for example as an additional option […]