The Financial Ombudsman Service received more complaints about Lloyds Banking Group in the first half of 2010 than the total number of complaints for Santander, Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays put together. Data published today by the Ombudsman shows that between January 1 and June 30, 2010 the FOS dealt with 22,420 complaints relating […]
The number of new arrears cases have fallen for the sixth consecutive quarter, according to the latest mortgage lending statistics from the FSA. The number of new cases fell 8 per cent from 40,544 in the first quarter of 2010 to 37,248 in the second quarter. The total number of arrears cases also fell, with […]
An IFA was sentenced to five and a half years in jail at Birmingham Crown Court last week for falsifying mortgage applications on behalf of a client. West Midlands Police say IFA Mark Campbell, of Oakwood Financial Management, assisted client Michael Browne to lead a multi-million-pound mortgage fraud racket in the Midlands. Browne, from Canley […]
Whether you’re a small company or an established larger employer, expanding overseas into emerging markets can be an extremely attractive prospect for growing your business. However, with this comes a duty-of-care requirement to any staff based overseas.
Sixty-eight per cent of people who are accessing their pension are not currently using a financial adviser says provider Canada Life. The finding is from a study based on research done in March by Opinium among 505 respondents aged over 55 who have accessed their pensions from April 2015. It sheds light on how people […]
Money Marketing looks at the main considerations for small firms and how they can meet FCA expectations ahead of December’s rule changes With the Senior Managers and Certification Regime set to extend to all authorised firms on 9 December this year, advice firms of all shapes and sizes will need to be well-versed on the […]
With Sipps sales continuing their upward trajectory, Money Marketing talks to Barnett Waddingham self-invested pensions technical specialist James Jones-Tinsley about making pensions tax simple and the role of advice ahead of the Money Marketing Interactive conference. What do you think is behind the increasing complexity of pensions taxation? Continuous tinkering of the pension rules by […]