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Lib Dem MEP calls for an end to &#39irresponsible lending&#39

Opening the Liberal Democrats party conference today in Brighton MEP Diana Wallis leader of the UK Liberal Democrats in the European parliament called for an end to Labour and Conservative “blocking” of European legislation like the Consumer Credit Directive “that would get to grips with irresponsible lending”.

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B&B acquire Aitchison & Colegrave

Bradford & Bingley has today announced the acquisition of Scottish IFA Aitchison & Colegrave as part of its strategy to increase its mid to high net worth business. The IFA is to be rebranded Charcol Aitchison & Colgrave and current management will remain with the business. One of Scotland&#39s leading IFAs, Aitchison & Colegrave has […]

Hurst sets up PR firm for the mortgage market

Former Future Mortgages communications manager Richard Hurst is setting up on his own to offer PR and communications support.He is aiming his services at the newer or medium-sized players in the mortgage market. He intends to work on a contract basis and promises to raise his clients&#39 profile significantly.Hurst will advise on all aspects of […]

Correspondent&#39s week

A memory man, a life skills coach, a motivational speaker and the president of the LIA on a trip to India was always going to be interesting.Flight BA139 touches down at Mumbai airport just after midnight and we are met by our hosts, the organisers of the 16th Life Insurance Round Table Convention for the […]

Isis launches IFA portfolio service

Isis Asset Management is launching a portfolio service targeted at IFAs seeking to consolidate their clients&#39 portfolios within a single wrapper.The wrapper, which launches on November 1, will give access to two funds of funds run by Richard Philbin &#45 the multi-manager growth and multi-manager balanced funds. Both have been in the top quartile since […]

Graphic Content – August

Given the release of employment data from the US on 5 August, we wanted to focus on employment data in this month’s Graphic Content. The Graphic Content below shows us that young and middle-aged workers were hit the hardest by the Great Recession and have never caught up. Since the job market started to recover […]

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