New Star has passed the 7bn mark for retail funds under management. The firm has grown both organically and through the acquisition of the rights to mange funds from Aberdeen, Exeter and Edinburgh fund managers since its foundation in 2001.
Citadel income protection new applicants have grown 42 per cent in 2005, according to Birmingham-based friendly society Dentists & General.The D&G specialises in protecting peoples incomes against illness and injury up to the age of 60, particularly those self-employed in low-risk jobs.Despite national declining figures for IP applications – a 25 per cent decline according […]
The Department for Work & Pensions has declared that Sipps are mainstream schemes and can hold protected rights. But deespite lengthy lobbying for the change, the industry has criticised the DWP for failing to provide clarity on how this will work in practice. There is confusion surrounding whether protected rights pots can be held within […]
By Jamie Clark, Business Development Manager The pensions revolution is almost upon us. As with any revolution, there will be winners and losers. The winners in this case could presumably be the politicians that orchestrated pensions freedom and choice just before the general election. As for the losers, there may be many thousands of people […]
CYBG has completed its takeover of Virgin Money bank in a deal worth £1.7bn today. The parent company of Yorkshire Bank and Clydesdale Bank says the deal will lead to the UK’s “first true national banking competitor to the status quo.” The combined company has over six million customers with around £70bn of customer loans, […]
Protection Review chief executive Kevin Carr looks at recent market events Moving forward on mental health Some say perception is reality and, in a world driven by social media and sensitivity, the way people see things is their truth, regardless of whether their conclusions are accurate or feasible. This is not a bad way to […]
The FCA is proposing new measures to force financial services firms to disclosure how they disclose climate change risk as it zones on in the investments pension funds make. The regulator has released a discussion paper today looking atthe effects that climate change and switching to a low carbon economy will have on the UK’s […]