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CML and BBA boards vote for trade body merger

The boards of the Council of Mortgage Lenders, British Bankers’ Association and Payments UK have voted in favour of a mooted trade body merger. The boards have urged their members to vote for a merger when they come to make their decision. Payments UK is also the first trade body to fully approve the merger […]

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Experts back Tyrie over FCA ‘regulatory overload’ concerns

Senior financial services experts have backed warnings from Treasury committee chairman Andrew Tyrie of “regulatory overload”. Speaking in a Westminster debate on the Financial Services Bill last week, Tyrie warned the FCA and the Bank of England risk being overwhelmed by the Government’s legislative agenda and said regulators could be powerless to prevent the next […]

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German robo-adviser lands in the UK

German robo-advice firm Scalable Capital has been granted FCA approval to operate discretionary investment management services in the UK. Using ETF-based investment portfolios meeting a range of risk profiles, Scalable Capital will reweight the underlying asset allocation based on forward-looking projections and an assessment of ongoing market developments. Charges will be 0.75 per cent of […]

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Neil Jones is technical support manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team. Canada Life offers a range of wealth management solutions, including retirement income planning, estate planning and investment solutions from a choice of jurisdictions, including the UK, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland. The residential nil-rate band (RNRB) was first announced in […]

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