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 […]
Homeowners released £1.02bn of property equity from July to September, according to The Equity Release Council’s newest figures. This compares to the £971m released in Q2 of this year, and £824m in Q3 2017, a yearly increase of 24 per cent. In contrast to this sharp growth, the Council points out that the average amount withdrawn […]
Rumours are swirling about changes to pension tax relief being announced in the upcoming Budget. Predictions of a shake-up to pension incentives have been touted for many years but, so far, we have only seen tinkering rather than root and branch reform. The £40bn from pension tax relief would come in pretty handy for a […]
Fundsmith has successfully launched its new investment trust, Smithson, to the main market of the London Stock Exchange this morning. The asset manager led by star manager Terry Smith has confirmed that 82,250,958 shares were issued at 8am. The firm also noted that Smith and the other founder partners and key employees of Fundsmith currently […]