The Council of Mortgage Lenders has taken steps to stamp out the current rampant fraud problem in the UK new-build sector.
The Chartered Insurance Institute has established a taskforce to plan for possible RDR qualification requirements, following a 60 per cent increase in individuals enrolling in diploma exams this year.
Last week, I received an email from an IFA accusing me of being a w****r, “along with your mates at the Consumers’ Association, who promoted endowments in the 1980s and then said the opposite a few years later”. Regarding the gibe at the Consumers’ Association, now called Which?, I am familiar with the allegation that […]
By increasing transparency and publishing firm-specific information the FSA risks “publishing for publishing’s sake” rather than achieving any real value for consumers, according to the Investment Management Association.
By Fiona Tait, Pensions Specialist Ros Altmann reportedly hoped for more product innovation following pension freedom¹ and, according to one poll, 66 per cent of advisers also believe that providers should be doing more². This article considers whether there is a real client need for new products, or whether we should be focusing our attention on efficient delivery […]
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However, it is believed legislation for the pensions dashboard will not be in place before the project is live Pensions minister Guy Opperman has put an end to speculation the Government will not continue work on the pensions dashboard by confirming the Department for Work and Pensions will lead the project. Writing in The Times, […]