Mutual societies are outperforming plc life companies when it comes to with-profits by as much as 26 per cent, according to the latest survey carried out by Investment, Life & Pensions Moneyfacts.
The FSA says intermediary firms should stay out of the equity-release market if they cannot commit significant resources to back a push into this area.Speaking at the Mortgage Business Expo, retail distribution and mortgage team manager Sonja Dullaway said: “Firms must go into the market and commit to doing it properly or stay out and […]
Work and Pensions Secretary John Hutton says that appointing a board of trustees to run personal accounts will be absolutely critical if the scheme is to be a success.
A widower seeking to minimise IHT on his estate would do well to consider a portfolio of Aim shares.
Ambassador of Huddersfield and SimplyBiz chairman Ken Davy will meet the Queen this week when she visits the town’s new Media Centre. Davy will explain the positive impact that the Galpharm Stadium and the partnership between the stadium, the town’s major sporting clubs and Kirklees Council have had on Huddersfield.
By Chris Taylor, head of Japanese Equities, Neptune Abe, having reinforced his political position domestically, will most likely hold off any further major policy enactments until after president Trump has settled into the White House and enacted some of his own. Then a relaunch of the Three Arrows programme is likely, or Abenomics 2.0, including […]
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Pimco has followed in the footsteps of its US rivals Vanguard and JP Morgan Asset Management to announce it will absorb research costs under Mifid II. The California-headquartered bond manager would not comment on the hit to revenues, Financial News reports. JPMAM confirmed last week it would absorb the costs when the European regulation comes into place at the […]
What does “restricted” advice really mean nowadays? Some see this as a question of semantics, others one of outcomes. Either way, the debate was reignited again a few weeks ago by consumer group Which? and its probe into St James’s Place. In a mystery shopping exercise, it found three of the 12 advisers visited did not […]
Murray has emphasised his commitment to the business