Acting head of sales Shaun l’Anson has left Preferred Mortgages to join Beacon Group as head of lending.
I would like to pose a question or two for the regulator and for the regulated. How far should a regulator be able to change things simply to make its life easier?
National IFA Cavanagh Group is opening an office in Chichester with a team of five consultants who previously worked at Barclays Wealth.Cavanagh Group managing director Simon Redgrove says: “As well as our operations across the rest of the UK, Cavanagh’s aim is to continue to build the largest quality IFA business operating along the South […]
I am considering taking bets on how many times I will be writing my blog on the current liquidity crisis following the continued fallout from the US sub-prime crash.
Standard Life Investments has been appointed as a bond manager on The Pensions Trust’s UK gilt portfolio, following a restructure by the firm.
Steve Webb, our Director of Policy and External Communications, considers the new Lifetime Isa When the Green Paper on ‘Strengthening the Incentive to Save’ was published last summer, we thought the 2016 Budget might be a momentous one for pensions. Radical reform to pension tax relief was on the table, with the lead options including […]
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Aviva has u-turned on plans to scrap preference shares to investors. In a statement this morning, the insurance giant said that since it mooted the plans in its annual results earlier this month, it had discussed the issue with investors who had provided “strong feedback and criticism.” Based on the responses, Aviva says it has […]