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Maxi and Mini Isas to be brought into line

The Sandler review has recommended that Isas be preserved because of their importance to the savings in the UK.

The review team believes that the rules on mini and maxi Isas should be brought into line in the medium term with mini limit raised.

It also wants fund managers to make a statement setting out their principles of investment, in a move echoing recommendations made by the Myners report for institutional managers.


Firms get tailored help in Raising Standards

The Pensions Protection Investments Accreditation Board is offering a service to help firms seeking accreditation under the Raising Standards initiative.The new set-up stage in the accreditation process builds on experience gained during the first wave of accreditations in the scheme&#39s first year of operation. Brands will get help in preparing efficiently for accreditation and receive […]

Exeter Friendly Society – Interplan Euro

Friday, 5 July 2002Type: Private medical insurance for expats living in Spain, Portugal orGibralter for a minimum of 180 days a yearMinimum-maximum ages: 18-79Maximum benefit: Level 1 15,000 euros, level 2 75,000 euros, level 3150,000 eurosCover provided: Hospital charges, specialist services, parentalaccommodation, out-patient treatment, out-patient services, GPconsultations, physiotherapy, complementary treatment, oncology,home nursing and private ambulanceCharges: […]

CA calls for simple products, less regulation

The Consumers&#39 Association is calling on Ron Sandler to recommend a two tier approach towards financial advice consisting of both generic and product specific advisers serving different consumer needs.In a pre-briefing document released in advance of the publication of Sandler&#39s recommendations tomorrow, the consumer watchdog is also calling for the development of safe-haven products which […]

ABN and Framlington settle out of court over managers row

ABN Amro and Framlington have agreed an out-of-court settlement, allowing star fund managers George Luck-raft and Nigel Thomas to begin running money in September.The managers will finally start work for Framlington after negotiations between the companies culminated in ABN, the two managers&#39 former employer, dropping its charges of breach of contract just days before the […]

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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