Almost a quarter of homeowners in the UK are leaving their families’ futures uncertain by failing to cover their mortgage debts in the event of their death, according to Friends Provident. The figures suggest that homeowners are putting the contents of their homes before the house itself and, despite an estimated 2tn protection gap, 92 […]
Outgoing Millfield chief executive Paul Tebbutt has fired a parting shot at industry critics, saying he made a mistake but has paid for it. Tebbutt, who left Millfield last week and has been replaced by group sales and marketing director Alan Easter, says he is appalled at the way he has been the subject of […]
BM Solutions is on course to achieve a record month of applications. BM says it received its highest number of applications ever submitted in a 24 hour period on May 9 at 145m. The lender says it is on target to record 1bn of applications this month.
It seems that the IFA Defence Union lawyer Andrew Kerr is a man of many talents. His company, England’s Safety Equipment, has just been awarded the Queen’s Award for innovation for inventing the inflatable body armour system. The IBAS, pictured left with Kerr, can apparently withstand armour-piercing fire from an AK47, prevent a soldier from […]
Jamie Clark – Business Development Manager, Royal London Further to its investigation into the collapse of BHS and the impact on its pension scheme, the Work and Pensions Select Committee sets out its recommendation for defined benefits (DB) schemes going forward. We take a look at the main findings. Not all employers are naughty The report […]
Former Sesame Bankhall chief executive George Higginson and ex-HSBC global head of wealth insurance Geoff Brooks have launched a discretionary fund manager. Alpha Beta Partners offers a range of actively managed and passive portfolios investing in ETFs, investment trusts and direct securities. The business was originally launched last year by Kevin Doran under the name […]
Addidi Wealth and Informed Financial Planning were among the top advice firm winners at last night’s Money Marketing Awards. Leading lights of the profession gathered in London for the glamorous ceremony hosted by comedian Hal Cruttenden. The Money Marketing Awards recognise those who have reached the top of their fields, from investment and retirement advice […]