A Legal & General survey has found that 92 per cent of people do not think there will be a cure for cancer in the next 10 years, 27 per cent don’t think there will be a cure in 50 years and 17 per cent believe a cure will never be found.
What a week it has been in the mortgage market. Money Marketing revealed that DB Mortgages has withdrawn its entire sub-prime mortgage range in what commentators believe could be the first major sign of a credit crunch in the UK market following the deepening US sub-prime crisis.
“For years people laughed and took the mick out of me for drinking cider but because of Magners I’m now cool.”Leadbay PR Debbie Staverley “Compliance is good for the soul.”Compliance consultant Adam Samuel plans a night in the pub redrafting the FSA’s Disp rules “Poor Ed Carey at Cofunds – the man cannot putt, he […]
Global Banking and Securities Transactions Holdings has bought Australian technology firm InfoComp for £23.6m.The two companies will combine and the acquisition by the Australian Stock Exchange listed company will be funded out of cash from reserves and a AUS£8.4m debt facility.GBST is the largest provider of securities transaction processing in Australia, supplying its financial services […]
Helen O’Hagan, Technical Manager at Prudential, looks into the planning strategies that can deliver considerable tax savings for your clients. Inheritance tax (IHT) Consider Margaret, featured on our Planning Matters family hub, who is a sprightly eighty year old with four children and several grandchildren. She’s recently been widowed and IHT planning is high on […]
As we hurtle towards the new year, it is worth remembering much of the so-called client-centricity discussed is, in fact, little more than process that will not determine whether you win, lose or draw. Sure, a process needs to be reliable, cost-efficient and to point the right service at the right people. But it is […]
The Association of Member Nominated Trustees and the UK Sustainable Investment Association have urged pension funds to keep an eye on whether their investment consultants’ sustainable investment advice lives up to the minimum service requirements under regulation. The AMNT and UKSIF says consultants should meet minimum requirements as soon as possible so as not to […]