Bestinvest founder John Spiers has brought an end to months of speculation surrounding the company by selling a large portion of his majority shareholding to global private equity and venture capital firm 3i.The deal, for an undisclosed sum, will see the firm take a majority holding in the business, with Spiers retaining a stake and […]
Pioneer Friendly Society has announced it will remove the final two exclusions, war and HIV, from its Pure Protection contract. The move, which follows a range of policy enhancements introduced in January, makes Pure Protection one of the few income protection policies in the market with no standard policy exclusions. Chief executive Andy Chapman says: […]
Standard Life Bank has become the latest lender to confirm it will be axing its exit fees from July 31.A spokeswoman says: “Standard Life Bank can confirm that as from 31 July new mortgage customers will not be charged a Mortgage Exit Administration Fee when they redeem.”Standard Life Bank previously charged £230.This follows Cheltenham and […]
In this brief video, Trevor Greetham, Head of Multi Asset at Royal London Asset Management (RLAM), introduces the Global Multi Asset Portfolios (GMAPs), touching on the distinctive investment approach used to manage asset allocation across the funds.
Seven Investment Management saw its assets under management rise 14 per cent to £12.4bn in 2017. The firm says profits were £19.4m, up 4 per cent on the previous year. 7IM platform assets under management grew 19 per cent during 2017 to £7.7bn 7IM chief executive Tom Sheridan says 2017 was a “solid” year for […]
NS&I has reaffirmed its commitment to working closer with financial advisers as it lines up a series of service improvements for later this year. In its annual report, released this morning, the government-backed savings bank confirmed that its plans earlier this year to give financial advisers telephone access to clients’ NS&I holdings had gone to […]
As platforms continue to struggle with upgrading their systems, analysts are urging AJ Bell to keep its focus on technology ahead of its planned listing. AJ Bell is set to launch an initial public offering of shares on the main market of the London Stock Exchange either later this year or early next. The platform […]