Last week, I started to look at investments that may represent valid alternatives to investing through pensions for those disenchanted and affected by the removal of higher-rate tax relief on pension contributions.
National IFA LEBC has come out in favour of the FCA’s plans to extend the maximum compensation amount the Financial Ombudsman Service can require firms to pay. The regulator said yesterday that the cap should increase from £150,000 to £350,000. Adviser and wealth manager trade body Pimfa criticised the proposals, arguing they could drive advisers out of […]
The New Model Business Academy is set to launch its long-awaited paraplanning apprenticeship after it was shelved earlier this year due to lack of funding. Speaking to Money Marketing, NMBA director Tom Hegarty says a 1 August application through the Education and Skills Funding Agency for further funding was confirmed last Wednesday. While the sum […]