Conservative Shadow Chancellor George Osborne has called for a radical reshaping of the Treasury’s powers and responsibilities to reposition it as the evaluator of Government policy rather than the “principal source”.
HBOS has admitted its experimental retention strategy introduced last year has failed to deliver leading to a large dip in its lending share to less than 10 per cent. In a trading statement released this morning, HBOS says it has now taken corrective action which it believes will lead to its market share returning to […]
Aegon Scottish Equitable has enhanced its online protection application process enabling advisers to get cover for clients immediately if the application is submitted online.Advisers can now get standard or non-standard life, critical illness and income protection for their clients instantly when applied for online and a policy start date can be given up to 30 […]
By Kunal Desai, Head of Indian Equities at Neptune Watch Kunal Desai, Manager of the Neptune India Fund, explain what he feels will be the driver of India’s shift from a story of relative outperformance to one of absolute returns. Click here to watch the video Important Information: Investment risks This fund may have […]
A weekly account of the curious goings-on in the world of financial services from Money Marketing’s diary page Green with envy While scouring through the MPs’ Register of Interests last week, one WSJ correspondent took to reading the fine print of Treasury committee member John Mann’s file. Among the list of international trips undertaken by […]
Long-awaited guidance clears up confusion around the IHT position of policies issued under seal Life assurance protection is an often overlooked estate planning tool. For UK-domiciled individuals, effecting a policy subject to a trust can deliver a neat, effective way of sorting inheritance tax liability that cannot be diminished through other planning. It can also […]