The FSA says it has achieved its aim with its probe into mortgage exit fees despite brokers branding it weak for failing to take action against lenders that continue to charge excessive fees.The Mortgage Practitioner sole practitioner Danny Lovey says the regulator has gone against everything it said in its statement of good practice published […]
HBOS has admitted that it has neglected first-time buyers sector as it focused on remortgaging.But HBOS intermediary distribution and specialist banking managing director Philip Grant says the company is now working on strengthening in the first-time buyer and homemover areas.Grant adds that the group is also looking closely at equity release, which is an area […]
I concluded my last article – relating to pension rights in divorce proceedings – by expressing my opinion that pension sharing orders will become more widely used in the longer term as their relative simplicity is accepted.
A Legal & General survey has found that 92 per cent of people do not think there will be a cure for cancer in the next 10 years, 27 per cent don’t think there will be a cure in 50 years and 17 per cent believe a cure will never be found.
Jelf Employee Benefits assesses key trends within the international private medical insurance provision of organisations with employees in Singapore. Benefit structure, cost management and healthcare facilities are examined and key considerations are highlighted. This edition will be of particular interest to global human resource directors and benefit managers with local and expatriate populations in Singapore.
Many advisers believe their availability to spend time with clients is the primary factor in them determining the value of the service they pay for, research shows. A survey conducted by consultancy Adviser Home found more than 80 per cent of advisers ranked ‘confidence and trust that we are available when needed’ as ‘very important.’ […]
By the end of this month, either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt will take up residence behind the world’s most famous black door. The race to succeed Theresa May gets more interesting by the day. And if it were supposed to be a virtual coronation for Boris, then someone should have told Jeremy Hunt, who […]
Technology is playing an ever bigger role in the day-to-day running of advice firms and provides a way for firms to position their businesses for the future. How are advisers using technology and what pieces of software can they not do without?