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 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 […]
Contemplating his imminent retirement on 31 March, Sifa chairman Ian Muirhead is in a jovial mood. “My ‘best before’ date is now behind me and I have reached my ‘sell-by’ date,” he jokes. “I’ve been relaxing my grip on Sifa for some time, which makes it easier now to withdraw. Friends who have retired tell […]
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, […]
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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