I concluded my last article – the third in a short series in which I am discussing key issues in a director share purchase strategy – by highlighting the importance of the valuation of the shares. This week, I will make recommendations as to how financial advisers should ascertain those values.
Woolwich has returned to the two-year fixed-rate market as it says short-term swap rates are finally beginning to stabilise.The Barclays-owned lender is offering a 5.39 per cent fix with a follow-on rate of 0.95 per cent above base rate.The deal has an application fee of £995 and a maximum loan to value of 80 per […]
Lloyds TSB is to close its Indian call centre and return work to the UK which the Lloyds TSB Group Union says is partly due to 400,000 Lloyds customers signing a petition saying they are opposed to offshore call centres.
By Tracey Dickson, marketing consultant There are almost 7 million carers in the UK – that’s around 10 per cent of the population who provide unpaid care for a disabled, seriously ill or older loved one.1 But according to a report from the charity Carers UK, 20 per cent of people providing 50 hours or more of care […]
Invesco Perpetual leads the latest edition of the infamous Spot the Dog report, which identifies underperforming equity funds, as the number of dogs hits a record high. In its bi-annual Spot the Dog report, Bestinvest names and shames funds that have underperformed their benchmarks for three consecutive years and by more than five per cent over […]
Most firms regulated by the FCA are satisfied with its performance and believe it is an efficient regulator, the watchdog has said. The survey conducted by the FCA and its Practitioner Panel – one of its advisory bodies – sought feedback on the regulator’s performance from the firms it oversees. The results showed that both satisfaction and […]
Investing at this stage of the market cycle is a tough balancing act. While over-exposure to risky assets leaves a portfolio vulnerable when a correction really bites, taking too much risk off the table too soon can mean missing out on the remaining opportunities which may still present themselves over the coming months. With so […]