SG Hambros has continued its sponsorship of European Touring Car Championship winner and all-round speed freak Andy Priaulx pictured above in London’s Chinatown. The company has extended the Channel Islander’s contract until 2007. Priaulx recently won back the title, pipping rival Dirk Muller to the top spot.
The Chartered Insurance Institute is re-launching an enhanced learning package on payment protection insurance in light of recent investigations from the FSA.The new package will provide an online assessment of knowledge of the product and will be available from early 2006.The FSA was predominantly concerned with the poor disclosure of product and price details, failure […]
Community Sipps could prevent rural inhabitants from being priced out of their local property market when pension investors start snapping up second homes after A-Day. JB Financial Partner John Bradley says a form of community Sipp could be set up to buy local housing to keep it out of the clutches of second-home hunters. But […]
Stability in the housing market has been restored, according to the latest report from Nationwide. House prices were unchanged in November bringing annual growth to 2.4 per cent , down from 3.3 per cent last month and significantly lower that at this time last year when house price inflation was 15 per cent. The price […]
The challenge is not just about getting the right people, but keeping them interested The success of advice firms has presented them with something of a dilemma. Many have grown their client banks significantly, which they now need to service and retain, while at the same time looking after the needs of new customers. And […]
Three quarters of advisers feel the defined benefit transfer market is struggling to match supply with demand and work effectively, research shows. Figures from Aegon found two thirds of surveyed advisers who currently provide DB advice say there are not enough specialists to meet customer demand. These figures follow the FCA’s reveal of a recent […]
The FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey has said the regulator will look at how quickly the Hargreaves Lansdown platform acted to remove the suspended Woodford Equity Income Fund. The flagship fund was suspended on 3 June after the fund came under scrutiny by industry experts due to rapid outflows and underperformance in recent months. During […]