Opal has assured NDFA investors in the Homemaker mortgage plan they can now encash their investment after lengthy delays following NDFA’s administration in October. One investor who contacted Money Marketing, Simon Pawley, has been waiting for his plan to be surrendered since September. In a letter to investors, Opal client services manager Graham Rennie says […]
Mortgage advisers are hoping the launch of Natwest Intermediary Solutions will signal the start of better exclusive deals for brokers. This week, Royal Bank of Scotland announced it is rebranding its intermediary arm from RBS Intermediary Partners to Nat-west Intermediary Solutions. Natwest says it is launching a range of core products for brokers and a […]
What was your first job?My first job was as a sales support executive for the now defunct Mortgage Express. Back in the day, Mortgage Express was a great place to work, with a real entrepren-eurial feel to it. This role gave me my first taste of the online world – I registered the company URLs […]
This year looks like being another significant year for pensions and retirement. With a general election due at some point in the next five months, the pensions merrygoround looks like receiving another spin and with billions of pounds needed to be found from somewhere to try and make the Exchequer’s books balance, it would be […]
Adviser trade body Pimfa has called on the government to go forward with the pensions dashboard as rumours swirl that ministers are considering abandoning the idea. Pimfa’s call comes after reports claim work and pensions secretary Esther McVey believes that the pensions dashboard would be a distraction to rolling out universal credit and so should […]
The Money Advice Service will soon be superseded by a new public financial guidance body, rolling it into Pension Wise and The Pensions Advisory Service. Money Marketing looks at some of the key stats for the organisation ahead of the transition.
The year so far has been full of manager and senior staff moves. Earlier this month, eight senior staff at Standard Life Aberdeen left to go to Aviva Investors, to join former Standard Life Investments equities head David Cumming. With moves like this in mind, is a management team or sole manager the better choice? […]