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Fraud charges

Hertfordshire surveyor Mary-Jane Rathie has been charged with five counts of fraud and one of concealing criminal property in an alleged £10m mortgage scam.



FOS will be tested over long stop rule

The Financial Ombudsman Service has been in the news recently by virtue of the increase to the compensation limit, the publication of its 2010/11 annual report and the leaked criticism from a number of trade bodies about the quasi-regulatory role it enjoys. The FOS is everybody’s favourite whipping boy but seldom has a target so […]


Saunders: IMA managed sector labels proposal “best answer” for the industry

Investment Management Association chief executive Richard Saunders says he remains “confident” his proposals for managed fund sector labels remain the “best answer” for the industry. The IMA’s decision to rename the active, balanced and cautious sectors with letters representing the degree of manager discretion in the funds has been criticised by IFAs and fund managers. […]

Swiss Re buys Alico policies

Swiss Re has acquired 300,000 life insurance policies and £1.6bn of assets from Alico. It agreed the deal for an undisclosed sum last week via its business unit Admin Re, which acquires blocks of in-force life and health insurance business. Last November, MetLife bought AIG subsidiary Alico for £10.8bn. Swiss Re executive board member and […]


Towry begins court action against former Edward Jones advisers

Towry’s legal action against seven former Edward Jones advisers started yesterday in the High Court. Towry is seeking £6m in damages from Raymond James and seven former Edward Jones advisers over what it calls unlawful poaching of a large section of its client base. Towry is claiming the seven advisers breached non-solicitation clauses in their […]


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