Part-time workers have a hard life. Many of them are low-paid. Many are women. Many are excluded from occupational pension schemes. But, supported by their unions, they are fighting back. They are also getting help from the European Court of Justice. Last December, the ECJ ruled in favour of a mental health officer on the […]
Mortgage Trust is paying out its first renewal commissions to brokers which last year completed over £1m of business on its two flexible mortgage products, the Early Payment Plus and the Current Account Mortgage. Brokers have to be members of Mortgage Trust's Millionaires Club, which supports IFAs which sell mortgages in volume. They will get […]
Norwich Union's £53.5m Norwich American smaller companies trust is ninth out of 1,495 unit trusts over the last year, with growth of 27.88 per cent. The top 10, for so long dominated by Hong Kong trusts, emerging market funds and trackers, now includes five funds investing in North America. The NU fund, managed by Terry […]
Axa Sun Life is revamping its entire product range in its first major drive into the IFA market since the £690m Axa Equity & Law merger with Sun Life. The two companies merged last July. Axa will become the direct arm and Sun Life was relaunched last week as the IFA arm. The new IFA […]
The introduction of ground-breaking pension freedoms in April 2015 has created some uncertainty for employees and employers alike, and they are looking for help. With further changed announced in the summer Budget, employees really need help to understand how the changes affect them.
The best buy list model is under scrutiny as the UK’s largest platform struggles with the suspension of one of its most popular funds If it ain’t broke – the old adage goes – don’t fix it. And on the face of it, there’s nothing much wrong with Hargreaves Lansdown as a business. HL has […]
Brewin Dolphin has continued its expansion in the Southeast with a new office in Royal Tunbridge Wells. The office will be managed by current Reigate office head Lee Clark, who will also continue to head up operations in Reigate. The office will be partly staffed by employees relocating from Brewin’s London and Reigate offices with […]
All investors holding money with Blackmore Bonds have now been issued their delayed interest payments for July, the mini bond provider has confirmed. Speaking to Money Marketing, chief executive Patrick McCreesh says investors holding Isas with the provider may have to wait until the end of today to see their funds clear. The confirmation of […]