Halifax press officer Paul Fincham says: “Halifax will continue to offer its own products through Halifax advisers in Halifax and Bank of Scotland branches. Where our product range can be improved by offering another provider’s products we may consider doing this, but only if the products can offer our customers the best possible value.”
Nationwide’s housing forecast for 2005 says the average property price will rise by just 2 per cent as more realistic price expectations will act as a brake on the market. Predicted net mortgage lending for 2005 is £73bn from an expected £97bn in 2004.
In this guide, Johnson Fleming reveals what items you need to understand to gauge the impact of auto-enrolment on your business. The guide focuses on: the impact that your auto-enrolment scheme will have on you; assessing your workforce; understanding your staging date; reviewing your current provision; and modelling contribution levels and costs.
Royal London has appointed Kevin Parry as its new chairman. The former Schroders chief finance officer and chief executive of Management Consulting Group will take over the position on 1 January 2019. Parry succeeds incumbent and former deputy Bank of England governor Rupert Pennant-Rea as Royal London’s chairman, who held the position for more than […]
Curtis Banks has bought a £180m Sipp book from wealth manager Hargreave Hale. The invested assets in the 600 Sipps will continue to be managed by Hargreave Hale, turning over administration to Curtis Banks. The firm has now made ten acquisitions since its foundation in 2009. Curtis Banks agreed to buy Suffolk Life off Legal […]
Legal and General Investment Management has appointed a new lead manager for its UK Special Situations Trust amid a trio of hires. The firm has hired Mirabaud Asset Management’s Robert White, taking over from Gavin Launder, who managed the fund since the start of the year. Previously, the fund was run by Richard Penny, who […]