Recommended

Mario-Draghi-700x450.jpg

ECB cuts interest rates and expands QE

The European Central Bank has cut interest rates and expanded its asset purchase programme in a bid to stimulate growth, exceeding market expectations. At the hotly-anticipated meeting, the ECB announced a 10 basis point cut to the deposit facility, effective from 16 March. The rate is now in negative territory, at -0.4 per cent. The […]

BlackRock to slash 400 jobs

BlackRock is to cut 400 jobs in the coming weeks as the asset manager redirects resources to growing areas of the business. The reductions at the £3.1trn money manager equal around 3 per cent of the firm’s 13,000 employees. The firm is expected to announce details of the cuts over the coming weeks. It is […]

Richard_Freeman_Intrinsic
6

Richard Freeman: Reforming irrational FSCS levy will boost advice

Proposed reforms to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme levy could have a lasting impact on the financial planning industry. The devil is in the detail as they say, but recommendations put forward in the Financial Advice Market Review final report could make a real difference to firms. The paper suggests the introduction of a risk-based […]

Woodford-Neil-700x450.jpg

Woodford-backed challenger bank launches

Atom Bank, the challenger bank backed by Neil Woodford, has launched after being granted its banking licence. The branch-fee bank has launched its banking app, nine months after getting its banking licence. The challenger bank had originally planned to launch in 2015. The app is available to all pre-registered customers on iPads and iPhones, with an […]

Naming a reward programme

Six tips to get your reward programme name right

by Debra Corey, group reward director  Choosing a name isn’t easy. Whether it’s for your new puppy, a bundle of joy or your reward programme, a name determines a first impression – and often a lasting memory. When it comes to your reward programme, the name will determine how your employees feel about it even before […]

Newsletter

News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up

Comments

    Leave a comment