The PIA has expelled IFA Bowbanks & Field of High Street, Hucknall, Nottingham for failing to be fit and proper to conduct investment business. The move comes after its sole director and regis-tered principal Graham Field pleaded guilty at Nottingham Crown Court to perverting the course of justice and obtaining money by deception. He was sentenced to four months' imprisonment in January.
Exclusive Connections has designed a four-year stepped discounted-rate mortgage for all borrowers, including the self-employed and first-time buyers.The mortgage is available for loans of up to 95 per cent of valuation and there is no arrangement fee. It offers a 2.5 per cent discount in the first year which gives a current payable rate of […]
Aberdeen Murray Johnstone Private Equity has introduced the Aberdeen growth opportunities venture capital trust (VCT).This VCT aims for long-term capital growth by investing mainly in unquoted smaller companies in the UK. It consists of around 30 holdings that cut across a wide range of sectors.When deciding which companies to invest in, the fund manager will […]
Wednesday, 26 September 2001.Type: Oeic.Aim: Growth by investing in UK equities listed in the FSTE all-shareindex.Minimum investment: Lump sum £500, monthly £50.Investment split: 100 per cent UK equities listed in the FTSE all-shareindex.Isa link: Yes.Pep transfers: Yes.Charges: Initial 5 per cent, annual up to 1.9 per cent.Commision: Choice of initial 3 per cent or initial […]
Should recognised professional bodies continue to get trail commission after N2 even though they will no longer be authorised to provide advice? “Yes. When I retire, I will no longer be authorised but I would like to still receive trail commission.” Michael Littlefield, Michael Littlefield & Associates“No. If they are not giving advice, why should […]
We recently wrote about the productivity puzzle and how the UK lags very far behind most of the other major economies of the G7 on this particular measure. There are of course many pieces to this particular puzzle – and a timely report by The Work Foundation highlights how sickness absence plays a part in this issue also.
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