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eValue launches simplified advice service

Financial software firm eValue has built a simplified advice programme providing customers with a recommendation on how to use their pension pot. The firm already provides the technology behind the majority of providers’ retirement income modellers launched on the back of increased demand following the new freedoms. It has recently become regulated by the FCA […]

F&TRC launches protection ratings service

Financial research consultancy F&TRC has launched a ratings service to help advisers and employers compare protection providers. The firm has awarded each provider a gold, silver or bronze rating for their overall proposition and for each of the following categories: Terminal illness benefit definitions Added value benefits Guaranteed insurability options Trusts (for life cover) Waiver […]

Ex-Pensions Regulator boss quits for PwC

Former interim chief executive of The Pensions Regulator Stephen Soper is leaving the organisation to join PwC. Soper, who has led the regulator’s defined benefit oversight since March, will become senior pensions adviser at the consultancy. He will leave at the end of the month, and has stopped all casework activity. The regulator has yet […]

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FOS hits out at lenders over underwriting ‘box-ticking’

The Financial Ombudsman Service has hit out at lenders’ “box-ticking” approach to underwriting and has urged them to stop hiding behind the Mortgage Market Review when making lending decisions. It says that since April 2014, when the MMR came into force, it has received complaints that lenders have applied the new rules too rigidly and […]

Testing the Foundation

The global economy isn’t headed into recession, at least not yet. This month, David Lafferty, Chief Market Strategist at Natixis Global Asset Management, examines current capital market and portfolio risks for signs of recession. Click Here for Capital Market Notes

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