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Out on a limb

Hargreaves Lansdown’s Tom McPhail has a rather unusual hobby which resulted in a broken arm last week.

McPhail was in the Lake District with his family and decided to go mountain boarding which in his own words is “like snowboarding with less snow but more wheels”.

Presumably showing off his skills in front of his children, Tom fell off the mountain board and broke his arm but had to maintain a cool front so as not to alarm his kids. A few hours later, he emerged from A&E with a sling and a box of painkillers. Who says pension experts aren’t hard?


Skandia hits road on IHT and trust planning

Skandia is hitting the road to educate advisers on tax and financial planning with a free roadshow is says should also “clear the fog” around the Finance Act 2006. The provider’s tax and financial planning experts will host a free national roadshow, running seminars from September 24 to October 4, across nine locations – Exeter, […]

Pearl hit for six by role reversal

As the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup kicks off this week, Resolution and Friends Provident pulled off a masterstroke of their own by hitting potential rivals Pearl for six as they continue to fend off those bidding to derail the creation of Friends Financial plc.

GMAC-RFC to up sub-prime partner rates by 0.5 per cent on high LTVs

GMAC-RFC has announced that it has increased its partners rates by 0.5 per cent on its sub-prime products over 75 per cent loan to value.Head of marketing Jeff Knight says it is also quite possible that it will increase rates on its direct-to-broker sub-prime products too but has not yet made any decisions.The changes will […]

Testing the Foundation

The global economy isn’t headed into recession, at least not yet. This month, David Lafferty, Chief Market Strategist at Natixis Global Asset Management, examines current capital market and portfolio risks for signs of recession. Click Here for Capital Market Notes


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