Standard Life says strong sales of its Sipp and investment bonds has led to UK life and pension sales in the first nine months of this year exceeding the total volume of sales in 2005.Life and pension business was up by 35 per cent from 684m last year to 921m in the first nine months […]
Friends Provident International has added a mirror fund of the New Star European Growth fund to its fund range. This is one of eight recent additions to the Isle of Man mirror fund range, bringing the total number of funds up to 119.
Bradford & Bingley will stop selling mortgages from other lenders today and will instead sell its own-branded mortgage products.The Bank will offer advice on buy-to-let, self-certification, first-time buyer and standard mortgages which will be sold through its 205 branches throughout the UK.B&B says it will be the first nationwide high street lender to offer self-certification […]
In this guide, Johnson Fleming reveals what items you need to understand to gauge the impact of auto-enrolment on your business. The guide focuses on: the impact that your auto-enrolment scheme will have on you; assessing your workforce; understanding your staging date; reviewing your current provision; and modelling contribution levels and costs.
Former 1825 executive and financial planning director Ian Howe has launched his own firm under the Best Practice network after exiting the Standard Life Aberdeen-owned advice arm 12 months ago. Howe’s Windsor-based firm, Druthers Financial Planning, was set up last October and is still in its early stages. According to the FCA register, Howe is […]
A weekly account of the curious goings-on in the world of financial services Do you hear what I hear?WSJ knows that many an interesting piece is part of the wider puzzle that makes up how a financial services company markets itself. In the case of HSBC, this includes music. While browsing around on Twitter this […]
Lloyds Bank and Schroders have appointed a nine-person executive team under incoming chief executive James Rainbow for their advice joint venture, Schroders Personal Wealth. Rainbow’s position, along with that of Scottish Widows chief executive Antonio Lorenzo as chair, were revealed last October. The executive team are internal hires from the two companies: Executive Former position […]