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Focus links with SJP

Focus has signed a contract with St James’s Place, provider of wealth management services.

The contract is expected to be worth over £360.000, the majority of which will be recognised this financial year and is made up of a combination of licence and
professional services revenue.

Focus chief executive Richard Stevenson says: “This new contract is of particular significance to Focus as it extends our reach into the intermediary wealth management sector. This opportunity is one that we are best positioned to capitalise on due to our market leading technology and our proven track record of delivery.”


Symponia and FSA to hold talks over care fees planning advice

Symponia has been invited by the FSA to take part in discussions on how best to take forward the issue of care fees planning advice.The move follows Symponia’s lobbying of the Government to tighten the regulation of care fees planning to protect the elderly.The care fees specialist gained the support of a group of MPs […]

Tens of thousands of PTA policies in the pipeline

Life offices have confirmed that tens of thousands of pension term assurance policies are in the pipeline and are likely to be impacted by the Government’s expected withdrawal of tax relief.Scottish Widows protection marketing manager Nick Kirwan says tens of thousands of policies will be impacted by the U-turn in the pre-Budget Report.Hargreaves Lansdown head […]

Come on board at Ship

Having read Nic Cicutti’s article of November 23, I wanted to write in support of the theme he explores that IFAs should grasp the nettle and make the necessary preparation for involvement in the equity-release market. As Nic correctly points out, demand for this product type is set to expand as the baby boomers age […]


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