“Divorce is a huge opportunity.” – Skipton CEO John Goodfellow.Did he cut it himself? Lifesearchs Linda Tyson raises the question on everyones mind with regard to MM editors latest haircut. “Oh, I’ve forgotten his name.” West Brom’s Roger Smith getting his presentation off to a flying start. “I would like to open up a chain of brothels but wouldn’t because it’s not legal.” Skipton CEO John Goodfellow. “Excuse me, do you have anything with which I can tie myself to my friend?” Yorkshire Building Society’s Tanya Jackson preparing for a three-legged fun run apparently. “More customers are aware of the magnetic polarity of the earth than they are of depolarisation. Legal & General group director (product and corporate) John Pollock laments the consumer knowledge gap.
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Looking back at the 1999 report establishing Aifa, it is interesting to note the enthusiasm and optimism about the extent to which technological developments were thought likely to revolutionise the way that people do business.
National Australia Bank is controversially closing over 20 per cent of its UK branch network, with victims being announced tomorrow.The owner of the Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks will announce the closures tomorrow, which will see over 50 communities losing their only banking outlet.This is the biggest branch cull of its kind since Barclays axed 10 […]
Not content with enlightening us about the delights of the Hainault Sunrise, a new cocktail based on the unique and beautiful colouring of the Essex dawn, those kindly folk at Polhill have sent the Diary all the ingredients to make said tipple – vodka, bacardi, grenadine, orange juice, a dash of sugar and a twist of lemon.
Using an investment wrapper set up by a life insurance company in a jurisdiction with a favourable tax regime, such as the Isle of Man or Dublin, opens up a wealth of planning opportunities. Investors benefit from growth that is largely free of tax as no tax is imposed on the income and gains in […]
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The Financial Ombudsman Service will be reviewed by an independent person following claims of poor staff training and alleged biases in its decisions that were exposed in a recent Channel 4 investigation. Treasury Committee chair Nicky Morgan wrote to FOS chief executive Caroline Wayman on 13 March asking for more information about the findings of […]
There are numerous trip hazards with carry forward but more clients will want to be looking at it Many believe the annual allowance will be fair game for the chancellor soon, as one of the least painful and least complex reductions in cost to the Treasury. As such, the need to contribute while clients can and […]
The world is a challenging place for a traditional one-man (or -woman) band Increased regulation and rising costs are leading to a growing number of mid-sized adviser firms. Sole trader and two-handed businesses are becoming rarer as changing rules and client demands present a greater challenge for smaller firms. Between compliance, technology and the implementation […]