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.
Advisers are avoiding putting all their eggs in the passives basket Few advisers have wholeheartedly taken on board the arguments for index-tracking and put all their eggs in the passives basket. Indeed, advisers are deeply split in their attitudes towards passive investing. There is no denying funds in passive investment vehicles have been on the […]
A weekly account of the curious goings-on in the world of financial services Fussy financial felines With the average salary for financial advisers continuing to grow, one has to wonder what privileges immediate family members are able to enjoy. Perhaps most important to the families that own them are cats. Thanks to Twitter, WSJ can […]