Scottish Life has launched a new online benefits solution for SMEs. Works4u is an online employee benefits administration platform designed to help SMEs offer a wider range of employee benefits options available through Scottish Life's Retirement Solutions group pensions.
CHRISTOWS INVESTMENT FUNDS Managed Growth Fund Type: Oeic fund of funds Aim: Growth by investing in exchange traded funds, investment funds and quoted securities in the UK and overseas Minimum investment: Lump sum £1,000, monthly £50 Investment split: 100% exchange traded funds, investment funds and quoted securities Isa link: Yes Pep transfers: Yes Charges: Initial […]
Abbey is moving 900 jobs from its Edinburgh offices to Glasgow as part of its review of UK operations.The move could mean redundancies among the 700 Scottish Provident staff based in St Andrew Square and George Street in Edinburgh. Scottish Mutual staff will not be affected.Most of the 730 customer services staff will be offered […]
The fortunes of Standard Life and those of thousands of IFA clients are tied together.IFAs will have to await the outcome of Standard Life's strategic review before they can decide properly their attitude to the life office as a long-term business partner.But the outcome of the review also has a massive bearing on what IFAs […]
Capital Market Notes, December 2016 David Lafferty, Chief Market Strategist, and Dave Goodsell from Natixis Global Asset Management’s Durable Portfolio Construction Research Centre, assess how institutional investors view central bank policies from across the globe. Read the full article here:
The FCA is investing £5m in its register of regulated firms, chief executive Andrew Bailey has said. Speaking at the watchdog’s annual public meeting this morning, Bailey said that he recognised “there are data quality issues” in the list, but the FCA was aware how important in can be to give consumers information. Bailey said […]
FCA chief Andrew Bailey has accused some firms involved with Woodford’s suspension of not following the “spirit” of the regulators rules. Speaking at the FCA’s annual public meeting this morning, Bailey said culture and accountability was becoming increasingly important to the regulator over box-ticking exercises and a overly-tight interpretation of the rules. Bailey said: “Any […]
Almary Green, the advice firm led by Carl Lamb, has been acquired by fellow Norwich-based chartered firm Smith & Pinching. Money Marketing first revealed a merger between the two firms’ operations last September, which saw Almary Green move its team to Smith & Pinching’s offices. Lamb denied a source’s claim to Money Marketing last year […]