The FSA is offering financial advisers, mortgage intermediaries and general insurance brokers in Bournemouth, Portsmouth and Southampton free surgeries. The regulator visits Bournemouth on May 15, Portsmouth on May 16 and Southampton on May 17.
The FSA has delayed any proposals to reform the funding of the Financial Ombudsman Service due to “significant volatility” in case numbers experienced by the FOS.
GE Life and GE Pensions have rebranded as Tomorrow following Swiss Re’s takeover of the retirement specialist last October.The new brand name was exclusively revealed by moneymarketing.co.uk last week.The brand identity has been created by design consultants Kent Lyons and a series of advertisements using the new branding will be appearing in the trade press.The […]
Opposition parties are continuing to make hay out of the revelations over advice given to the Chancellor before his raid on pension funds with the Conservatives lining up a special Parliamentary debate on the issue.Tory Shadow Chancellor George Osborne has called on Gordon Brown to answer five questions to justify his decision to abolish advance […]
A couple are advised to take maximum pension income rather than risk leaving it to the Chancellor in tax charges.
Paul Casson, manager of the Artemis Pan-European Absolute Return Fund, explains why he likes Irish housebuilders but is shorting banks – and how one Spanish TV company is going against media trends. Click here to read more
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The merger between adviser trade body Apfa and the Wealth Management Association cost the WMA more than £61,000, accounts show. The two trade bodies merged earlier this year to create the Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association, a move that was supported unanimously in a vote from Apfa members. Accounts released today show that […]
Six in ten advisers want to see the lifetime allowance scrapped at the Budget this week, a new survey has shown. The poll points to an increasing dissatisfaction amongst IFAs that the £1m limit discourages saving. While the allowance will rise in line with CPI inflation from April 2018, some argue this does not go […]
Royal Bank of Scotland has joined rivals like HSBC in launching an automated investment advice service for more than five million customers. The bank claims to be the first bank in the UK to launch a “fully regulated” robo-advice service, which will be under its NatWest brand. The service, live from Monday, is targeted at […]