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 […]
Value stocks have significantly underperformed growth stocks in Europe in the past decade. However, Rob Burnett, manager of the Neptune European Opportunities Fund, believes we are now approaching an inflection point. Watch the video below to find out more. In the video, Rob discusses: How low inflation and loose monetary policy since the global financial […]
Advisers are avoiding putting all their eggs in the passives basket Few advisers have wholeheartedly taken on board the arguments for index-tracking and put all their eggs in the passives basket. Indeed, advisers are deeply split in their attitudes towards passive investing. There is no denying funds in passive investment vehicles have been on the […]
A weekly account of the curious goings-on in the world of financial services Fussy financial felines With the average salary for financial advisers continuing to grow, one has to wonder what privileges immediate family members are able to enjoy. Perhaps most important to the families that own them are cats. Thanks to Twitter, WSJ can […]