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FSA aids consumers with tips on advice

The FSA has published an updated guide on its website. providing tips for consumers on how to choose the right financial advice on mortgages, investments, general and protection insurance. It also outlines what a customer can expect from a visit to an adviser.

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This weeks James Coney, personal finance journalist on the Daily Mail

Skipton launches new fixed rate mortgages

Skipton Building Society is launching new 3-Year and 5-Year Fixed Rate Mortgages, with rates starting from 4.59 per cent. The two 3-year fixed rates available to October 31 2008 are at 5.19 and 4.59 per cent. The 5-year fixed rate at 4.59 per cent is fixed till October 31 2010. There are no higher lending […]

Q2 Isa sales down 10 per cent

The AITC says quarter two investment trust Isa sales were down 10 per cent on last year from 21.7m to 19.6m. Global growth accounted for the highest proportion of Isa sales by sector followed by UK growth and income. The average investment by regular savers was 152 per month, while the average lump sum investment […]

Advisers unprepared for MER

38 per cent of advisers have done nothing to prepare for the FSAs new mandatory electronic reporting regime, according to research from technology firm 1st.The survey also shows 13 per cent of firms have not even heard of online reporting which has been in place since July 1, although the first deadline for submissions has […]

Looking back at 2015

By Fiona Tait, Pensions Specialist 2015 was quite a year for pensions. Change, more change, and proposed changes to the changes. The Spring Budget – pre-election plans With everything that has happened since, it is hard to remember what happened in March. Following on from the bombshell of the 2014 Budget, the Chancellor confined himself […]

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