Sub-prime lender sues E.Surv over ‘negligent’ valuation

Sub-prime lender Rooftop Mortgages is suing E.Surv for more than £145,000 for valuing a property that later had to be abandoned following a landslide. According to papers filed at the High Court in December and recently made public, Rooftop offered a £175,000 10-year remortgage in December 2005 on a Torquay house belonging to William and […]


Malcolm McLean: Can pension freedoms survive as it is?

I was most interested, if a little surprised, to read in a recent report from the public accounts committee that it sees pension freedoms as a potential trigger for mass financial misselling. Some misselling – ok, perhaps relatively speaking, quite a lot – probably. Many people getting it wrong and drawing too much or too little […]

Lee Robertson

Lee Robertson: Active fund managers must be loud and proud

I got into a deep discussion with some fund distribution types last week about fees. They had a lot to say about the fees charged by some larger adviser groups and how they were in some cases (particularly in vertically integrated firms) really quite high. I found this very interesting. The fund distributors worry about […]

The FCA’s five fixes for retirement information

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has started to change the way that people will be told about their pension options. In a recent market study paper, they lay out their final proposals on the information that should be delivered to people approaching retirement and how it should look and feel. During 2015, there will be […]


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