Former IFA Association director general Garry Heath is to launch a new adviser trade body, Money Marketing can reveal. The trade body will be open to wealth managers and independent and restricted advisers, and is set to launch next month. Heath says there is a “considerable team” behind the organisation. He says: “We are going […]
The Skandia platform and all UK operations have rebranded to Old Mutual Wealth with effect from today Skandia, which launched in the UK in 1979, was acquired by Old Mutual in 2006. Old Mutual Wealth includes the 3000-strong adviser network Intrinsic, which was acquired in February, the platform business, and its asset management arm Old […]
New figures requested from the Office for National Statistics by Jelf International reveal the countries with the largest numbers of employees working for a UK-controlled parent company (known as UKFAs or UK foreign affiliates).
Consumer champions have branded the new Independent Governance Committees for contract-based schemes “retirement homes for financial services executives, actuaries and investment bankers”. But providers have hit back, claiming the committees provide greater consumer protection than trust-based schemes. The requirement for governance committees to be established for auto-enrolment schemes was introduced following the Office of Fair […]
At the beginning of 2015, we highlighted that the new pension freedoms that come fully online on 6 April also represent a very attractive opportunity for the criminal fraternity to scam savers out of some, or all, of their accumulated retirement savings.
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