Smaller-cap stocks are at last returning to favour. Perhaps this is because the FTSE 100 now offers poor value. But the widening gap in the performance between small companies and the FTSE 100 has been a cause of considerable concern. In the US, where the penetration achieved by tracker funds is considerably greater than here, […]
Treasury economic secretary Helen Liddell is warning smaller firms conducting the pension review that they could be fined for missing deadlines. Liddell is turning her attention on smaller firms after conducting a six-month naming and shaming campaign against the biggest providers. Slow progress with the review could now see fines being handed out to smaller […]
West Bromwich Building Society has bought a £20m residential mortgage book from First Mortgage Group, bringing its group assets to over £2bn. The portfolio was acquired by subsidiary West Bromwich Mortgage Company. The move follows a £90m purchase of the Century Life mortgage book last November.
Liberty International Holdings is buying the rest of the shares of Portfolio Fund Management and injecting £5m to expand the business. It is buying the remaining 30 per cent after taking a 70 per cent stake in January last year. Liberty says Portfolio's funds under management have grown more than fourfold from £20m to £90m […]
By Jamie Clark, Business Development Manager, Royal London Hot on the heels of consultations on tax relief and pension transfers and early-exit charges comes a new investigation into the advice gap, and how this can be bridged. Ever since the new pensions freedoms were introduced, concerns have been raised about how people can get access […]
Money Marketing recently launched a brand new partner site, the DFM Centre. But what’s it all about, and why should you visit it? Here’s editor Justin Cash with an introduction to a valuable new resource for advisers. Visit the DFM Centre now at https://dfm.moneymarketing.co.uk/
The best buy list model is under scrutiny as the UK’s largest platform struggles with the suspension of one of its most popular funds If it ain’t broke – the old adage goes – don’t fix it. And on the face of it, there’s nothing much wrong with Hargreaves Lansdown as a business. HL has […]
Brewin Dolphin has continued its expansion in the Southeast with a new office in Royal Tunbridge Wells. The office will be managed by current Reigate office head Lee Clark, who will also continue to head up operations in Reigate. The office will be partly staffed by employees relocating from Brewin’s London and Reigate offices with […]