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.
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 […]
Judges have questioned the FCA over why it chose to pursue a junior trader rather than going after more senior staff in its Libor-rigging probe. An Upper Tribunal ruling yesterday poses challenges over former UBS trader Arif Hussein’s pursuit by the regulator. The ruling describes Hussein as “relatively junior” and says he only took part in […]
National financial planner Lighthouse has renewed its deal to provide advice to members of not-for-profit foster carers support association FosterTalk. The 20,000-member organisation has extended its deal for Lighthouse to provide retirement planning, mortgage and investment advice to its members for another three years until May 2021. So-called “affinity partnerships” are becoming key to Lighthouse’s […]
Can you go from zero to planning hero? New recruits are not entering the advice industry at the rate required to meet the growing need for service, despite strong salaries and job satisfaction. A joint report from recruitment consultants BWD and Money Marketing earlier this year showed average adviser earnings soared to £93,100 in 2017, […]