An Aviva survey has found that 12.5 per cent of homeowners between 65 and 74 still have a mortgage. This is not surprising as there will be a substantial minority of homeowners aged over 65 who can still afford a mortgage or have chosen to take out a lifetime mortgage with interest rolled up. Some […]
Lifemark has issued a notice to bondholders declaring that several bonds underpinning Keydata plans have defaulted on income payments. The firm informed bondholders of the development on March 2 and Keydata administrator PricewaterhouseCoopers confirmed it will affect coupon payments for all 23,000 Keydata Lifemark investors, who have around £349m invested. Lifemark suspended income payments to […]
Do macro headlines create white noise which impacts market prices? Portfolio Manager at Harris Associates, David Herro, discusses how market volatility can create opportunities to buy good business at a discount.
The proposed FCA directory that will include advisers’ details could see more people finding “bad advisers”, according to adviser review site VouchedFor. A LinkedIn article by VouchedFor chief executive Adam Price says this is because the regulator’s consultation paper pitching the directory suggested little around underlying adviser checks being substantively improved. In the article, Price says: […]
A pension company that invested in storage products with investors’ savings has been ordered into liquidation by the High Court. Kent-based Chartwell Trustee Pension Solutions was the sole trustee of the Pinnacle Pension Scheme. Chartwell amassed in excess of £4.8m of members’ pension funds following an apparent cold-calling telesales operation. Members were told to expect 8 […]