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ICS declares four ex-IFAs in default

The Investors Compensation Scheme has declared four former IFAs in default, opening the way for clients to lodge formal compensation claims. The firms are Richard K Thompson Associates of Cedars Avenue, Wombourne, Staffordshire; Manbury Personal Financial Advisers of Plaistow Lane, Bromley; Dyer Bussey Associates of Belle grove Road, Welling and W J Shore (Financial & Pensions Management) of Westbury Hill, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol.


How ratings agency could provide competitive edge

In the late 80s and early 90s, hundreds of thousands of people were sold pension plans which were unsuited to their needs. Last November, a survey by the PIA found that as many as one in three long-term pensions contracts are being surrendered within three years of their purchase, suggesting that a large proportion of […]

The Government must take that kite and learn to fly it

I read with interest David Dunn&#39s comments on kitemarking (Money Marketing, February 19) and his concerns about some people buying stakeholder pensions which are unsuitable for their needs. In my view, there are two types of pension investor. The first is looking to maximise every nook and cranny of tax relief available on pensions, is […]

The investment clock

While Trump blazes blond in the political foreground, it’s easy to overlook the economic background to the new political dimension of 2017. Political risk will be a feature of the year: the unpredictable and untested Trump administration has already created uncertainty, which is unlikely to diminish, especially if protectionist rhetoric starts to outweigh promises of […]


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