The FSA has ruled out authorisation grace periods for appointed representatives but has opened the door for IFA firms to sign up advisers left in the lurch if rival networks collapse.
JO Hambro Capital Management is looking for up to 5m for a C share top-up issue for the leisure & media venture capital trust.
Berkeley Berry Birch spent £795,000 on adviser fees for its failed merger with Inter-Alliance. The figure appears in its interim results for the year to March 31. The merger was announced in January but fell apart in May.
Scottish Friendly joins a handful of other firms which have opted to offer the Government’s child trust funds.
December has left me destitute. My piggy bank lies broken and empty, my lunchtime meal deal feels like an extravagant expense and I’m down to the Bountys in my box of Celebrations. But I won’t mourn my dearly departed pennies. Between buying gifts for loved ones (then deciding to keep them for myself) to treating […]
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