FSA handbook to be rewrittenThe Treasury review of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 will lead to a rewriting of the FSA handbook. The FSA will reduce the size of the handbook while retaining consumer safeguards. It will also issue around 10 guides in the next year. The FSA handbook website is also being […]
Those crazy guys at mortgage packager Bananas are living up to their name bathing in baked beans to raise money for charity. Compliance manager Eddie Parsons had 50 industrial-size cans of beans tipped over his head, raising £250 for Children in Need. The Diary is convinced that compliance has an inherent predilection for torture.
Schroders has made its institutional recovery fund available to retail investors in the UK. The Schroder recovery fund, formerly the Schroder institutional recovery fund, invests in companies which have suffered a setback and their valuations will reflect this. A setback could mean they are out of fashion with the market or profitability has fallen. However, […]
Graeme Ballantyne, business consultancy manager, looks at how you can maximise the opportunities through your professional connections As we move through the summer months it’s perhaps a good time to pause and reflect on whether the plans you’ve made for your business are bearing fruit. One area we at PruConsulting know many advisers have been […]
Almary Green, the advice firm led by industry veteran Carl Lamb, is in sale talks with Smith and Pinching Financial Services, Money Marketing understands. One source tells Money Marketing Almary Green staff have visited the Smith and Pinching offices, and that there have been discussions around a merged firm being floated on AIM. The Norwich-based […]
A weekly account of the curious goings-on in the world of financial services Locked out While WSJ correspondents were kept very busy at Money Marketing Interactive in Harrogate last week, there was still plenty of time spent in the bar with industry friends. So came about the story of Aegon director of new business, Martin […]
The FCA is analysing information from 40 firms about their adviser recruitment processes and what quality checks are in place on the advice they give. Earlier this year, Money Marketing revealed that the FCA sent letters to a sample of firms asking about training, competence and hiring records for staff. A Freedom of Information Act request […]