GE Life has introduced real-time quotes and pre-filled applications into its online enhanced annuities offering.Advisers can request enhanced annuity quotations and pre-filled applications at any time and a guaranteed quotation will be emailed to the adviser instantly unless it is a more complex case.The provider says its pre-filled application system will save advisers and consumers […]
Private equity firm Hellman and Friedman and Gartmore’s senior managers have completed their acquisition of Gartmore from Nationwide. The acquisition includes all Gartmore’s UK, European, Japanese and Latin American businesses and is one of the biggest-ever management buyouts of an asset management company.
Well done, Michael Portillo, for his self-deprecating manner. The former Conservative MP recently told a forum of IFAs how the moment of his demise – when he lost his Parliamentary seat, followed his home and his career in politics – was voted the third best moment of the 20th Century by Observer readers and Channel […]
Former home secretary Amber Rudd is set to return to the cabinet as work and pensions secretary, according to reports. The appointment follows the departure of Esther McVey yesterday over her refusal to back the government’s draft Brexit deal. According to reports, Rudd, a remainer, was offered the job after environment secretary Michael Gove spent […]
The FCA has written to all former clients of Avacade Limited, an unregulated pension introducer, to inform them about its legal action against the firm and its directors. In November 2017 the FCA said it would start civil proceedings against Avacade Limited, now in liquidation, and its three directors Craig Lummis, Lee Lummis and Raymond […]
As new disclosure rules bring the full extent of protection commissions into the spotlight, experts are asking if this will see clients ditch their advisers in favour of execution-only services. Under the Insurance Distribution Directive, from 1 October advisers have had to provide clients with information before a product sale about any commission received, which […]