I have just returned from holiday and was interested to read the comments of Julian Stevens, Searching in vain for a true professional. I can relate to the proposition that Julian finds himself in. Having considered the position and approached the way he did, I may have also tried the opposite approach – find the […]
The Building Societies’ Association has trumpeted the merger of Nationwide and Portman as an opportunity for a mutual to give the banks a run for their money.The BSA claims its members do not get the same grief as banks for treating customers unfairly and it is healthier to have strong building societies in the mortgage […]
Jardine Lloyd Thompson is setting up a new division to offer independentadvice to senior managers of companies it already advises and other high networth investors.Jardine Lloyd Thompson Private Clients will see the company seek to boostits traditional pensions, insurance and healthcare offerings.JLT Benefit Solutions managing director Duncan Howorth says: “Finances are aconstant worry for employees, […]
While Dubai is leading the way in terms of legislating for expat healthcare in the Gulf, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and others are watching and learning – that’s according to Jelf International’s director of international services, Doug Rice. He believes the pace of change in the Gulf states will continue and that some level of unified healthcare system will be introduced across the region.
Around 1,400 clients of collapsed discretionary fund manager Beaufort Securities are still waiting for their claims to be processed, Money Marketing understands. The Financial Services Compensation Scheme confirmed it is still working on redress calculations for the cases. Beaufort Securities became the target of both FBI investigations in the USA and FCA sanctions in the UK […]
A weekly account of the curious goings-on in the world of financial services Financial wing attackWSJ mused over the varying hobbies of financial services professionals a few weeks back and has something new to add to the tally: netball. We have long known Technology & Technical director and adviser Kim North is a fan of […]
Debbie Gupta took over as co-director for financial advice and life insurance at the FCA last year. She will be taking a deep dive into where the regulator really stands when it comes to advisers with a presentation at our Money Marketing Interactive conference in April. Before taking to the stage, she discusses why she […]