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Income payments are increasing in frequency and size from investment trusts, new data suggests. Data from broker Winterflood Securities cited by the Financial Times shows that between 2013 and 2017, the proportion of trusts that paid some form of dividend for the year rose from 69 per cent to 82. The proportion of the 321 […]

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Advisers post charges on review site in transparency push

Advisers are publishing their fees on review website VouchedFor in an effort to be more transparent. Research by VouchedFor for the Sunday Times shows 423 advisers, representing 263 firms, have published their charges on the site. VouchedFor, the review site for financial and mortgage advisers, solicitors and acountants, does not publish adviser charges on their […]

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Succession targets larger IFAs as it changes buy-out model

Consolidator Succession Group is changing its model for buying advice firms as it eyes larger acquisitions. Money Marketing understands the change will see acquisitions fully completed in an initial transaction, with firms no longer having the option to take shares in the group. It is understood other offers will be made. Succession has acquired 51 […]

Equitable Life sale to bring windfall for policyholders

Embattled mutual insurer Equitable Life has been bought by Reliance Life, part of the Life Company Consolidation Group. In March reports emerged the firm was preparing to sell. Equitable Life, which has been in run-off since closing to new business in 2000, was still technically owned by its more than 300,000 remaining policyholders, most of […]

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UK housebuilders: a concrete investment?

By Mark Martin, Head of UK Equities, Neptune UK housebuilders have performed strongly in recent times, rising in excess of 400 per cent since the financial crisis. But, with house price growth slowing and construction workloads decreasing, do UK housebuilder stocks represent a concrete investment? Read more here   Important information – For Professional Investors […]

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