Newcastle Building Society has launched a mortgage with a fixed rate of 5.49 per cent lasting for 20 years.The fixed rate will run until November 30 2026 and is available direct from Newcastle branches and call centres. The minimum loan is £15,000 and the maximum is £250,000. It is available up to 90 per cent […]
Shepherds Friendly Society is calling for IFAs to help it to design new and relevant financial products for consumers.The mutual insurer says IFAs are frustrated by the lack of input they have into the products they sell and says advisers are best placed to understand what consumers want.Shepherds, formed in 1826, is asking for IFAs […]
Barclays and Premier Mortgage Service have teamed up to help Britons find and buy a property in Spain.The initiative, called Pearl overseas, will kick-off in November and will include the services of Spanish property website Facilisimo.com.It will launch with around 150 developments from the top 70 property developers in Spain, which means over 1000 individual […]
The Treasury select committee is taking evidence looking at the responsiveness of the FSA to the needs of consumers and progress in relation to its Better Regulation Action Plan as part of its regular scrutiny of the regulator.
The national news agenda has been dominated by pension issues this month. For those that missed it (and there cannot have been many given that this was the lead story in spoken and written media), the Chancellor announced a decision to make no decision on pension tax relief in his 16 March 2016 Budget speech. To […]
I have recently completed training to become a certified money coach: it is an area we are developing to complement our traditional advice service. One of the exercises is to imagine you are floating in a small boat through time. We ask you to consider where you want to land and what you might find […]
Quilter Financial Adviser School will now offer the Level 6 Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning as part of new offerings announced as it rebrands. Formerly called the Financial Adviser School, QFAS will offer the Level 6 qualification to the whole of market. The first cohort for the Level 6 programme began last week and includes […]
Two directors at St James’s Place have increased the shares they own in the company. SJP investments managing director David Lamb and partnership managing director Ian Gascoigne have both bought £8,996 worth of the company’s shares, according to a London Stock Exchange notice. Lamb and Gascoigne bought 993 ordinary shares of 15p each at a price of […]