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 Money Marketing revealed that DB Mortgages has withdrawn its entire sub-prime mortgage range in what commentators believe could be the first major sign of a credit crunch in the UK market following the deepening US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 […]
Advice giant St James’s Place will block access to its investment platform for 10 days while it migrates services to a new provider. SJP tells Money Marketing that the work will affect online service ability for clients between 19 October and 29 October. A spokesman says: “SJP will carry out essential maintenance to our systems as part […]
This summer saw the S&P 500 rule headlines for enjoying the longest-running bull market in history. Yet, as per the old adage, what goes up inevitably comes down, and it is the job of advisers to manage clients’ portfolios accordingly – either directly or via the third-party investment services they use. A crude assumption might […]
There is currently no minimum qualification level, but the majority of advisers think this needs to change The role of the paraplanner is a relatively new one and its definition and responsibilities can differ hugely between firms. According to the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, the role can be broken down into four key […]