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‘Toothless’ FCA escapes vote of no confidence

The FCA has come under fire over its approach to regulating financial services but escaped a vote of no confidence. The regulator was branded “blundering” and “weak, toothless and anaemic” by MPs angry over the way FCA has treated businesses and consumers. MPs were gathered to vote on a motion tabled by Conservative MP for […]

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Former Hargreaves Lansdown staff launch tax-efficient investment service

Five former Hargreaves Lansdown staff have launched a non-advised investment service for tax-efficient products aimed at high-net-worth individuals. Wealth Club will be led by former Hargreaves Lansdown director Alex Davies and investment manager Ben Yearsley, alongside three former colleagues from the firm. The Bristol-headquartered business will mainly offer EIS, SEIS, VCT and IHT products. It aims to research […]

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Citizens Advice ramps up efforts to prevent leaks

A Citizens Advice bureau has increased efforts to prevent a raft of leaks that have revealed the inner workings of one of the organisations running the Government’s Pension Wise service. The declaration, sent to both emp­loyees and volunteers at Diss, Thetford and District Citizens Advice in Norfolk and seen by Money Marketing, blocks disclosure of […]

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HMRC claims £2bn from tax avoiders

HM Revenue & Customs has taken more than £2bn from tax avoiders since the launch of new accelerate payment rules introduced by in 2014. The measures, introduced to collect disputed tax while affairs are being investigated, build on HMRC’s track record of winning 80 per cent of avoidance cases that go to court. The tax […]

Allianz Technology Trust – April 2017

Welcome to the latest update for Allianz Technology Trust PLC from the Trust’s portfolio manager, Walter Price. Portfolio review The Trust’s NAV returned 4.3% , outperforming the Dow Jones World Technology Index return of 2.8%. In US dollar terms, the portfolio gained 4.8%. During the month, stock selection contributed to relative performance, and industry allocation […]

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