Help to buy – ISAs and LISAs

Melanie Tynan – Financial Capability Project Manager   House prices continue to rise in many parts of the UK with cities like Manchester recording increases of 6.6% and higher in the last year, according to the latest Hometrack house price index*. This can make it seem harder than ever for first-time buyers to get a foot […]


Mifid II data to help FCA prosecute insider trading

New Mifid II regulations will help the FCA clamp down on insider dealing and market abuse, MPs were told yesterday. Responding to a question from Treasury Select Committee chair Nicky Morgan, FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey said: “We agree that [insider dealing] is something that has to have more attention. But thanks to better tools […]

Columbia Threadneedle property head Jordison to retire

Columbia Threadneedle head of property Don Jordison is to retire from the fund group in May. Jordison, who has been with the asset manager for 24 years, will be replaced by property finance and commercial director John Willcock. Willcock will report to Columbia Threadneedle’s EMEA chief executive Michelle Scrimgeour. He will be supported by property […]

Tax year-end planning with the family

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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