Out of context

“I don’t know, I just press the button”

A Friends Life press officer can offer no details following a press release announcing the provider’s advice tie-up with Foster Denovo.

“Building straw houses isn’t tried and tested because something might huff and puff”

Association of Mortgage Intermediaries chief executive Rob Sinclair opens the door to a fairytale mortgage market. 

“I’m hurtling towards Ibiza”

 LV= press officer Addy Frederick rushes towards the Easter Bank Holiday.

“I can’t pay for it”

Government older workers’ champion Ros Altmann is adament that the FCA, not her, should be paying for TV ads warning of pension scams.



Can the major political parties deliver on housing?

“Fine words” on housebuilding have yet to win over a sceptical industry ahead of the general election, with calls for more details ahead of the publication of campaign manifestos after Easter. Housing has been identified as one of this year’s most critical topics, with Chancellor George Osborne using a prime slot in the final Budget […]

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MAS adviser directory branded ‘not fit for purpose’

The Money Advice Service’s directory of at-retirement advisers has been branded “not fit for purpose” after it launched with a number of technical issues.  The directory is in beta mode and features 4,500 advisers from 1,200 firms. Those using the Government’s Pension Wise guidance service will be pointed to the directory if they wish to […]


Advice firm pulls out of Bower Retirement integration deal

A deal to integrate independent financial adviser Sixty Plus into Bower Retirement Services has fallen through, just under a month after it was first announced. Bower revealed plans to recruit Sixty Plus’ seven staff in mid-March, with managing director David Wright joining to serve as an adviser. However, Bower has now confirmed that the deal […]


Labour to scrap non-dom tax status

A Labour government would scrap the non-domicile rule that allows some wealthy UK residents to pay less tax on earnings made outside the country. In a speech at the University of Warwick later today, Labour leader Ed Miliband will unveil the move as a manifesto pledge, the BBC reports. He will say: “There are people […]

India: are further rate cuts on the horizon?

By Kunal Desai, head of Indian Equities, Neptune Kunal Desai, manager of the Neptune India Fund, discusses the key drivers of the Indian market’s outperformance and why he expects another rate cut, which will likely further support equities.  Read more here Important Information Investment risks The Neptune India Fund may have a high volatility rating […]


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