Pace Financial Service director David Knight managed to dodge the Peruvian Senderos and complete the Inca trail. Knight, pictured on top of a 4,230-metre high mountain, raised 7,400 for MacMillan Cancer Relief.
IFAs are being asked to voice their opinions on the future of the industry under new FSA regulations at a series of Origo workshops.
It has been a while since there has been anythingapproaching excitement in the world of structured products and while the entry of German bank West LB (under the Structured Solutions Group brand) into an overcrowded market would not normally get the pulse racing, the nature of the first product launch has certainly caught my eye. […]
If you were asked to think of two words starting with A that would instantly strike the fear of god into people, asbestos and actuary would probably do the trick. So imagine my terror when my first call on Monday morning is to attend a press conference on asbestosis at the Institute of Actuaries. As […]
Charcol appears to be on the verge of becoming a force separate from Bradford& Bingley once again, with some of the founders reunited with the current team. Money Marketing understands that a deal is now going through its final stages. For consumers and lenders who believe in a strong, efficient mortgage market, this is very […]
Paul Fidell, Head of Business Development (Investments), writes about one of the primary challenges for those involved in estate planning. He looks at dealing with investment uncertainty in these low growth, low inflation but still volatile investment conditions. Protection of capital, to leave something for beneficiaries, is a fundamental objective of many people’s plans for […]
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The Government should make it easier for advisers to sell products that blend income drawdown with insurance to meet future care costs, according to former pensions minister Steve Webb. A paper published today by Royal London calls on the Government to introduce policy changes which allow new products to be created that pay for long-term […]
Independent governance committees at big-name pension providers are failing to safeguard the interests of savers and the FCA must take action, fresh research finds. In 2015, the FCA required contract-based pension providers to appoint IGCs to act as champions of savers’ interests. IGCs are required to publish annual reports to increase transparency and encourage comparison […]
The FCA is reviewing the content of its pension transfer specialist examination standard in light of recent issues with pension transfer advice, Money Marketing understands. The regulator does not offer qualifications but it does have a role in setting standards for exams and publishes “appropriate examination standards” guidance. Money Marketing understands a working group, mostly […]