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 […]
Invesco Perpetual leads the latest edition of the infamous Spot the Dog report, which identifies underperforming equity funds, as the number of dogs hits a record high. In its bi-annual Spot the Dog report, Bestinvest names and shames funds that have underperformed their benchmarks for three consecutive years and by more than five per cent over […]
Most firms regulated by the FCA are satisfied with its performance and believe it is an efficient regulator, the watchdog has said. The survey conducted by the FCA and its Practitioner Panel – one of its advisory bodies – sought feedback on the regulator’s performance from the firms it oversees. The results showed that both satisfaction and […]
Investing at this stage of the market cycle is a tough balancing act. While over-exposure to risky assets leaves a portfolio vulnerable when a correction really bites, taking too much risk off the table too soon can mean missing out on the remaining opportunities which may still present themselves over the coming months. With so […]