Invesco Perpetual leads the latest edition of the infamous Spot the Dog report, which identifies underperforming equity funds, as the number of dogs hits a record high. In its bi-annual Spot the Dog report, Bestinvest names and shames funds that have underperformed their benchmarks for three consecutive years and by more than five per cent over […]
The FCA should ban firms from using leads generated by cold-calling to better protect the public, former pensions minister Ros Altmann says. Yesterday, the FCA and The Pensions Regulator published new figures as part of an advertising campaign that revealed victims of pension fraud lost on average £91,000 each in 2017. The advertising campaign is […]
There have been many improvements to critical illness contracts this year. It got off to a great start with Royal London introducing flexibility and choice with children’s cover options. In April, L&G introduced an enhanced version of its contract for both adults and children, which was followed in May with Guardian’s entry into the market. […]
The former chief executive of Burns Anderson, the Bristol-based advice network that went into administration in 2012, has become a director at mortgage and protection network HL Partnership. The South Coast-based mortgage network has taken on Mike Hughes as a non-executive director following his previous roles at companies including Burns Anderson, Legal & General, Positive […]
The Family and Childcare Trust’s annual survey has been widely reported in the media and the two headline figures were these: the average cost of a nursery place for a child under two has risen by 33 per cent since 2010; and the costs have risen by five per cent in a single year.
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