The turbulence in the mortgage market has been very much about the known unknowns – what is the real liability of the banks to debt instruments?, how many mortgage holders are finding difficulty servicing their debts?, how many will find their repayment commitments a strain? Until we know the truth on these issues, much of the rest remains speculation.
The FSA’s senior management received the same amount as bonuses in the year 07/08 as the previous year, despite the regulator admitting to “deeply worrying” mistakes in its handling of Northern Rock.
Towergate has bought Glasgow insurance broker and financial advice firm MacDonald Reid Scott Group.
Introducing a formal appeals process for Financial Ombudsman Service decisions would slow down the complaints handling process and decrease accessibility to the service, according to Hunt Review project manager Chris Kenny.
By James Hackman, Manager of the Neptune US Income Fund Watch James Hackman, Manager of the Neptune US Income Fund, discuss why he believes companies demonstrating dividend growth – not just with high headline yields – is key in generating outperformance in the US. Click here to watch the video Important information: Investment Risks Neptune […]
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