The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 provided for the FSA to establish an ombudsman scheme under which disputes relating to financial services would “be resolved quickly and with minimum of formality by an independent person”. The Financial Ombudsman Service was established to operate that scheme.
Graeme Robb, Senior Technical Manager at Prudential, explores the current state of the nation for offshore issues and highlights areas which may be particularly relevant to advisers. In the context of insurance companies, ‘offshore’ can be a relatively straightforward matter. Like their onshore equivalent, offshore bonds are ‘non-qualifying’ for tax purposes, meaning that all gains […]
Knowledge of how the tax relief rules work for corporate losses will add considerable value to an adviser’s proposition Financial planning tends to focus on situations where there is available capital or income – very possibly created from business profits for SME owner-managers. But sometimes businesses make losses, and an awareness of how the tax […]
Close Brothers Asset Management saw net inflows jump 43 per cent to £1bn year-on-year, from £757m in 2017. The business released its preliminary results for the 12 months to 31 July today. Close Brothers says the strong inflows were delivered by its own advisers and investment managers, as well as third party advisers. Coventry-based Adrian […]
The Financial Ombudsman Service has told Tenet to compensate a client for its failure to give timely advice that resulted in an annual allowance charge of around £14,000. In the ruling, Mr T was a client of Tenet Connect, Tenet’s network of advisers, who found he was under threat of redundancy and made an appointment […]