As lookalikes go, Money Marketing is struggling to think of who Pink Home Loans managing director Tony Jones may bear a striking resemblance to but he was mistaken for a celebrity by a friendly Big Issue seller while being snapped for his profile in this week’s MM outside the celebrity hangout and restaurant The Ivy in Covent Garden last week.When an MM hack explained to the vendor who Jones was, the seller’s sales pitch to flog a copy of the Big Issue was to scream: “Mortgages, mortgages, who needs a mortgage?” Jones, ever the gentleman, handed over a hard-earned 1 but declined a copy of the magazine.
IFA Promotion has pledged its support for Aifa and the Institute of Financial Planning’s initiative to help IFAs move to a fee-based model. IFAP data reveals the number of enquiries for details of fee-only IFAs increased from 13 per cent to 17 per cent last year.
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A Department for Work and Pensions conference has given fresh hope to IFAs on the role of advice in the Government’s personal accounts regime. Civil servants, advisers and providers met in London last week to discuss the best ways for members of the Government’s personal accounts scheme to deal with the transition of their pension […]
Fidelity FundsNetwork has unveiled significant enhancements to its online PortfolioPlanner tool for advisers.
From the Technical team at Prudential Let’s face it, many aspects of financial planning involve a lot of technical detail. At our face-to-face events, we’ve had great success bringing these technical topics to life through the use of practical case studies. Meet the family Prudential’s Planning Matters hub brings together a fictional family and explores […]
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