FCA reduces authorisation times as consumer credit stabilises

The FCA has reported a slight fall in authorisation times for retail investment firms as it continues to work through a backlog of consumer credit cases. The average time for an authorisation to be processed was 11.2 weeks in the third quarter of 2017/18, down from 12.7 weeks the previous quarter. However, the maximum time […]

Brewin Dolphin reaches halfway point in MPS overhaul

Brewin Dolphin has completed two of the four transfers to restructure its managed portfolio service, announced in January. Brewin says it has transferred about £750m from third party retail funds into its new segregated investment mandates. The firm expects to make annual savings of around £3m after the final two transfers are completed in April […]

Saunderson House sale abandoned

The sale of IFA Saunderson House has been pulled by parent company IFG Group. IFG Group revealed in February Saunderson House had received a number of offers and that it was considering if selling the business would give shareholders better value. Since then, it has received several more offers. However, in a statement this morning, […]

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 […]


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