Non-conforming lender Platform Home Loans is relocating from London's docklands to West Malling in Kent ahead of a planned expansion.
Following Amvescap's £1.05bn purchase of Perpetual two weeks ago, things are suddenly a lot more interesting for Invesco UK chief executive Hugh Ward.Amvescap also owns Invesco and the purchase of Perpetual is likely to end up with the two fund managers being merged. The combined firm would be the second-biggest retail fund manager in the […]
Abbey National is launching a fully automated on-line facility to enable employers to choose stakeholder pensions for their employees on the internet. Abbey say the move comes as a result of changes in pensions legislation which requires employers with five or more staff to offer pension provisions to employees from next October. Abbey's stakeholder sales […]
Royal & SunAlliance International Financial Services (RSAIFS) is launching a new UK Inheritance Tax planning pack with information on three trusts. The pack includes a general guide to UK inheritance tax, a gift trust, a loan trust a capital access trust and an advisers guide.
US investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Group is buying an underwriting agency from merged insurance group CGNU. Shares in CGNU leapt 4 per cent to £9.58 on the announcement of the sale but the move to pull out of Lloyds of London will cost CGNU £448m in charges. The insurer says it is selling the […]
The latest update from the Sustainable Investments Team at Royal London Asset Management, Responsibility Matters, is now available. In this edition the team look at issues such as the growing acceptance of sustainable investing and technology in China. Read the update here: The value of investments and the income from them is not guaranteed and […]
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Royal Bank of Scotland has joined rivals like HSBC in launching an automated investment advice service for more than five million customers. The bank claims to be the first bank in the UK to launch a “fully regulated” robo-advice service, which will be under its NatWest brand. The service, live from Monday, is targeted at […]
There is nearly £8.5bn in “drifted” legacy UK equity income funds that have underperformed against the sector over the past decade, research has found. As the fund management industry awaits Mifid II next year, Morningstar has analysed the competitive UK Equity Income sector on behalf of Money Marketing and found about 10 per cent of the sector’s […]
Old Mutual Global Investors has appointed Freddie Woolfe head of responsible investment and stewardship, reporting into chief executive Richard Buxton. Woolfe joins from Newton Investment Management, where he was a responsible investment analyst primarily covering the healthcare and technology, media and telecommunications sectors. Previously he held roles at Hermes Equity Ownership Services and HSBC. Woolfe will […]