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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HM Revenue & Customs has published guidance on how new income tax bands in Scotland will affect pension schemes and their members. The note is a response to the Scottish Government’s confirmation it will introduce five income tax bands for 2018/19. Pension savers in Scotland currently receive pension tax relief at their marginal rate but […]
SimplyBiz Group is considering an initial public offering of £150m on the London Stock Exchange. According to a Reuters report, the potential float could value the company between £140m and £155m and is expected to raise £30m of new money. SimplyBiz joint group chief executive Matt Timmins confirms the business has recently appointed Zeus Capital as […]
Brewin Dolphin has been ranked the preferred DFM in a Money Marketing survey of advisers and paraplanners, well ahead of the next most favoured, Quilter Cheviot. Thirty-three per cent of respondents listed the business as their preferred DFM, followed by 10.2 per cent responding in favour of Quilter Cheviot. LGT Vestra, Brooks Macdonald and Parmenion […]