Competitive rates and ambitious landlords are driving a growing focus on remortgaging among buy-to-let lenders, according to experts. Figures issued by broker Mortgages for Business show that 66 per cent of buy-to-let loans were for remortgages in the first quarter of 2015, up from 62 per cent at the end of 2014. Remortgages have now […]
The FCA has fined Clydesdale Bank £20.6m over serious failings in the way it handled payment protection insurance complaints. This is the largest ever fine imposed by the FCA for PPI-related failings. The FCA says in mid-2011 Clydesdale implemented inappropriate policies which meant that its PPI complaint handlers were not taking into account all relevant […]
The idea of “insistent clients” conjures up the notion that long-standing clients will somehow morph into unruly teenagers who won’t do what they are told. Clearly that is not the case. But neither are advisers jumping the gun here. Advisers are right to be agitated about the lack of clear regulatory guidance about how to […]
Apfa has been accused of “giving up” on its campaign for a 15-year long-stop on complaints against financial advisers by considering alternative ways to stem liabilities. The trade body is in ongoing discussions with the regulator after the FCA said in March 2014 it would consider the case for a 15-year long stop on complaints […]
With volatility set to continue, Peter Saacke, manager of the Artemis Global Growth Fund, thinks stock-specific opportunities are on the rise.
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