In Focus: How to choose a flexible benefits provider — seven top tips
Jelf Employee Benefits looks at some of the key considerations employers should think about when reviewing and choosing a flexible benefits provider. Choosing the right benefits for your employees is one thing but delivering a successful employee benefits strategy is about understanding the complete picture and delivering it in a personalised way so that it resonates with each and every individual in your business.
The Investment Association has appointed seven new board members, including Old Mutual Wealth’s Paul Feeney and BlackRock’s Alex Hoctor-Duncan. The reshuffle of the board sees five people retire and four existing board members re-elected. Joining Old Mutual Wealth chief executive Feeney and BlackRock head of EMEA retail Hoctor-Duncan as new members are Maxime Carmignac at Carmignac […]
HSBC has overhauled its buy-to-let mortgage range and is making the products to non-HSBC customers for the first time. The new range will also see the rental cover requirements reduced from 130 per cent to 125 per cent, and the maximum loan-to-value available on further advances increase from 60 per cent to 75 per cent. […]
Thousands of Lloyds Bank customers have had their personal details stolen following the theft of a data box. The BBC reports that police from the Organised Crime Unit are investigating the theft on 30 July. The data box was stolen from Royal Sun Alliance, which provides home insurance for Lloyds Premier Account customers. Details taken […]
Pension freedoms and regulatory change are driving private equity investment in the advice sector, but experts have raised concerns over what this means for the future of the profession. As private equity firms circle distributors and providers, some are warning their interest heralds further consolidation and more vertically integrated models for the advice market. So […]
With Germany’s strong economic growth leading the eurozone’s recovery, many UK businesses are keen to be part of the success story: recent data shows that there are currently more than 280,000* employees working for a UK-controlled company in the country.
The heralding of a new year is often positioned as an opportunity to make commitments for the next 12 months. People have the best of intentions as they declare they will exercise more, have a better diet or be kinder. Inevitably, as tumultuous events begin to unfold, however, these promises often fall by the wayside. […]
Beaufort Financial’s Nottingham director Gurmit Nahal on why she outsources investment management and how it enables her to focus on holistic financial planning and strategic oversight of portfolios Do you take care of your investment management in-house, outsource it to a third party or combine both approaches? Why do you do it that way?We outsource […]
Ahead of her appearance at Money Marketing’s flagship conference, Money Marketing Interactive this April, CISI award winner Rebecca Aldridge looks at making numbers more exciting and getting advisers and fund managers on the same page What one word or phrase do you think sums up the state of the financial planning profession today? Over-doing disclosure. Well-intentioned […]