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Bank of England questions lenders over buy-to-let loans

Bank of England officials have raised concerns about buy-to-let lending with major UK banks, which lenders have interpreted as a sign to rein in landlord loans. The Financial Times reports supervisors from the Prudential Regulation Authority have visited at least three major lenders in the last two weeks. One source told the newspaper: “The message […]

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Keydata: From start to (almost) finish

Even though a judge threw out Keydata founder Stewart Ford’s £600m claim against the FCA for its role in the firm’s collapse, the maligned life settlements distributor’s seven year old battle with the regulator looks set to drag on in the appeals courts. More than £330m in compensation has been paid out over the collapse, and […]

Trump marks a turning point for fixed income

What an auspicious time to be writing about fixed income. The UK 10-year gilt yield almost touched an incredible 0.5 per cent in August after the Bank of England provided its monetary response to the EU referendum result. At the time of writing, the yield stands at 1.45 per cent, removing all the price gains […]

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FCA invests over £150k in Live and Local adviser events

The FCA has so far spent more than £150,000 on its regional events for investment, general insurance and mortgage firms. The total cost of the Live and Local events so far is £154,204. The events include sessions on compliance and professional governance for advisers, and industry roundtables. There are also one-to-one “surgeries” with an FCA […]

Paying for the long-term – Alternative models of pay

Sophie Johnson, Corporate Governance Analyst at Royal London Asset Management discusses growing concern regarding the alignment of pay in the UK with long-term, sustainable investment performance. She explains why our specialists are open-minded about considering alternative models when it comes to pay and shares an insight into our views and expectations on the matter. Read […]

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