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 Tebbutt, who left Millfield last week and has been replaced by group sales and marketing director Alan Easter, says he is appalled at the way he has been the subject of […]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 […]
I have recently completed training to become a certified money coach: it is an area we are developing to complement our traditional advice service. One of the exercises is to imagine you are floating in a small boat through time. We ask you to consider where you want to land and what you might find […]
Quilter Financial Adviser School will now offer the Level 6 Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning as part of new offerings announced as it rebrands. Formerly called the Financial Adviser School, QFAS will offer the Level 6 qualification to the whole of market. The first cohort for the Level 6 programme began last week and includes […]
Two directors at St James’s Place have increased the shares they own in the company. SJP investments managing director David Lamb and partnership managing director Ian Gascoigne have both bought £8,996 worth of the company’s shares, according to a London Stock Exchange notice. Lamb and Gascoigne bought 993 ordinary shares of 15p each at a price of […]