The IFA contesting a restitution order being made by the FSA in the High Court has been given until December to strike a deal. Bill Matthews, a partner with William’s Life Pension Mortgage and Insurance Services, will hold discussions with the FSA for compensation and costs over a pension review.
We know that we all have difficult jobs to do at the moment but most IFAs do a good job and are respected by their clients. What we do find confusing is the attitudes of some insurance companies and service issues. Some are getting much better and some give appalling service. Here is a story […]
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Pension scheme members will be given powers under new government rules to hold their schemes to account over how social and environmental factors impact their investments. Trustees will be required to produce a policy that includes an assessment of the sustainability of their investment decisions. This policy will be available to members so they can […]
The New Model Business Academy is running a free financial education programme for teenagers that will be delivered by advisers. NMBA, part of the SimplyBiz Group, is partnering with M&G Investments, Zurich, Vanguard and BMO Global Asset Management to sponsor the programme. The programme will be delivered by financial advisers who have contacts at schools, […]
We must support each other more in our different roles. After all, we both exist for the same reason Why do financial journalists exist? I am sure that it is a question many IFAs ask, especially when they read things they think are wrong, dangerous or fail to end with “find a good, qualified financial […]