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FCA bans and fines two brokers £30k

The FCA has banned and fined former insurance brokers Terence Joint and Vroni O’Brien for failings relating to the handling and misapplication of client money. They will pay fines of £10,000 and £20,000, respectively. Joint and Vroni were formerly directors of Joint Aviation Services. The regulator found Joint Aviation had used premiums paid by clients […]

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Landlords take on West Brom over future of tracker rate mortgages

The future of tracker mortgages hangs in the balance pending the outcome of the long-running court case involving landlords challenging rate hikes by West Bromwich Building Society. Whichever side wins, there will be a legal precedent set which will affect whether lenders can raise their interest rates without a rise in Bank of England base […]


Pension Wise appointments hit record high

The number of face-to-face and telephone appointments delivered by Pension Wise hit a record high in March. According to monthly statistics published by the Government, there were 7,010 appointments over the month, up from 5,916 in February. This represents a 75 per cent increase compared to the service’s first month in operation in April 2015. […]


What employers should expect over the next five years

A major feature of our articles is looking into the Jelf Employee Benefits crystal ball to predict changes and trends that may influence the short and medium term shape of UK employee benefits.  By flagging such changes early we aim to provide our followers with the tools to make sensible and informed decisions on their benefits offerings.


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