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Out of Context: “We’ve had more housing ministers recently than Chelsea managers”

“How can there be any coherent policy to tackle the housing supply issue when we’ve had more housing ministers recently than Chelsea have had managers?”

Paragon Mortgages CEO Nigel Terrington says housing ministers should not be churned with the same frequency as Premier League football managers.

“It took him three years to die, the bastard.”

Aviva sales director for UK financial institutions Jeremy Leadsom laments the shock passing of Homeland protagonist Nick Brody.

“One bloke ended up with about 800 quid!”

Derbyshire Booth managing director Greg Heath says a £50 voucher referral incentive scheme got a bit out of hand.

“I see myself as Jerry Springer.”

Syndaxi Chartered Financial Planners managing director Robert Reid on his approach to chairing industry conferences.



Scottish Widows to implement charge cap early ahead of ‘comprehensive’ review

Scottish Widows plans to implement the 0.75 per cent auto-enrolment charge cap for new members this month ahead of a “comprehensive review” of the provider’s existing book of business. Last month, pensions minister Steve Webb confirmed plans to introduce a 0.75 per cent limit on default fund fees from April 2015. The announcement has forced […]


Forester Life to axe future trail on Children’s Mutual book

Insurer Forester Life will stop paying advisers trail commission relating to the Children’s Mutual book of business from the end of this month. The Children’s Mutual business, formerly part of the Tunbridge Wells Equitable Friendly Society, moved to Forester Life in May. As part of the integration, Forester Life has written to advisers saying it […]


Investment Quorum guards against volatility with inflation-linked bonds

Investment Quorum has allocated more exposure to inflation-linked bonds as an insurance policy for potential volatility later this year. In order to make the move, the firm has taken some profits from its overweight to equities across its six portfolios. Investment Quorum chief investment officer Peter Lowman says he would rather make the change now […]


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