A moneymarketing.co.uk straw poll found that 58 per cent of advisers disagreed with the Personal Finance Society’s stance that it should “stick to its knitting” and keep out of controversial debates surrounding the RDR and 42 per cent agreed.
Legal & General has put over 25,000 protection applications on risk through its L&G Max underwriting service. L&G Max captures all relevant information on a consumer’s lifestyle, occupation and family medical history over the telephone on behalf of the adviser and gives an underwriting decision at the end of the call.Protection product and propositions director […]
Symponia says the potential eviction of 103-year old Esme Collins from her nursing home due to a Government funding shortfall is further evidence elderly people are being neglected.Co-founder and managing director Janet Davies says the fault lies squarely with the Government.Davies says: “In practice this creates a disparity between private funders -people who fail the […]
Holly Cassell, Assistant Manager of the Neptune UK Opportunities Fund The decision of the Federal Reserve not to raise US interest rates at its September meeting was met with surprise by many, and has been blamed by some as the chief catalyst for the global market volatility that followed. How does this affect the timing […]
As we hurtle towards the new year, it is worth remembering much of the so-called client-centricity discussed is, in fact, little more than process that will not determine whether you win, lose or draw. Sure, a process needs to be reliable, cost-efficient and to point the right service at the right people. But it is […]
The Association of Member Nominated Trustees and the UK Sustainable Investment Association have urged pension funds to keep an eye on whether their investment consultants’ sustainable investment advice lives up to the minimum service requirements under regulation. The AMNT and UKSIF says consultants should meet minimum requirements as soon as possible so as not to […]