Fifty-eight per cent of adviser firms would volunteer to have a member of FSA staff shadow their firm while 42 per cent are against it, according to a poll on Moneymarketing. co.uk.
Nationwide Building Society is increasing the rates on some of its fixed and tracker rate mortgages.
Invesco Perpetual has allayed adviser concerns about the ever increasing size of Neil Woodford’s income and high-income funds.
Most brokers believe that technological advancements by lenders could see them use fewer packagers.
EXPERTS Q&A: our panel assess the potential of the market and why few IFAs offer advice on the complex sector.
By Tracey Dickson, marketing consultant There are almost 7 million carers in the UK – that’s around 10 per cent of the population who provide unpaid care for a disabled, seriously ill or older loved one.1 But according to a report from the charity Carers UK, 20 per cent of people providing 50 hours or more of care […]
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