Mortgage lenders could fall foul of treating customers fairly rules if they apply generic lending criteria following a Financial Ombudsman Service ruling against HSBC, experts warn. The FOS has upheld a complaint against the bank for unfairly rejecting a mortgage application on the grounds of age in the first case of its kind. A couple in […]
Just Retirement has launched a simplified advice service for people with smaller pension pots in a bid to bridge the “advice gap” left by the RDR. The firm is offering the service initially through pension providers. Customers will be given personal recommendations over the phone on how to use their pension pot, including whether to […]
Annuity rates at lowest level for at least two years.
“I’ll batter him until he picks up the phone” Chartered Insurance Institute director of communications David Ross goes to extreme lengths to force the CII’s head of learning Simon Graham into returning an MM hack’s call. “Who’s Andy?” Aviva press officer struggles to recall former Friends Life chief (and new Aviva UK life boss) Andy […]
By Chris Taylor, Head of Japanese Equities at Neptune Abenomics is not working; Japan is almost back in recession; Abe’s 3rd arrow of structural reform has missed. These are increasingly popular assessments of Japan but are all a severe misdiagnosis, argues Chris Taylor, manager of the Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund Click here to read more […]
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