The UK’s rate of inflation slowed to 2.8 per cent in April from 3.1 per cent in March after energy bills were cut, according to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics.
The FSA is to warn that many advisers are failing to treat their with-profits clients fairly by not offering them the ongoing advice they expect to receive.
LV= has appointed Chris Hopkinson as head of national accounts for the intermediary division.Hopkinson will be responsible for communicating the strength of the society’s life and protection propositions and innovations to key financial advice firms, as well as its investment performance and financial strength.He held senior positions with Legal & General and MetLife prior to […]
Almost half of IFAs in the UK hold the advanced financial planning certificate, according to Money Marketing research.
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The world’s strongest currency in November was not the US dollar, despite the greenback rallying 3.5% against the euro, 8.7% against the Japanese yen and over 8.6% versus the Mexican peso and the Turkish lira up to yesterday’s close. The strongest currency last month was sterling, which had strengthened 2.2% versus even the mighty US […]
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As the outlook for the UK’s economy remains uncertain, how can advisers prepare portfolios for any change in inflation? As higher inflation fails to appear on the horizon and wages grow faster than expected, fund managers are weighing up their portfolio moves for any potential changes in the economy. The UK consumer prices index rose […]
IFA directors Kevin and Cheryl Neal have been banned from being company directors by the Insolvency Service for six and four years, respectively. The married couple ran the now-defunct Hertfordshire-based Kevin Neal Associates Wealth Management. They were disqualified for taking assets from an insolvent company. The firm had been incorporated to take over the business interests […]
Hartley Pensions has bought the “untainted” assets of the Lifetime Sipp Company, which went into administration earlier this year. An update published today on the website of Lifetime’s administrators Kingston Smith & Partners says Hartley Pensions has also agreed to administer the tainted Sipps held by Lifetime Sipp. The administrator described tainted assets as those where […]