In his pre-Budget report today Brown said public spending will rise to 579bn in 2007-08, 607bn in 2008-09 and 634bn in 2009-10. Public borrowing now stands at 34.3 per cent of GDP, a better ratio than the US or Germany, said Brown
We saw with surprise Skandia’s decision to move away from re-registration into their funds supermarket in favour of transfers, in the article headlined, Skandia planning to axe re-registration (Money Marketing, October 28). I wonder if advisers share two concerns that we have.First, since Skandia offers transfers as the only way to consolidate fund holdings, this […]
Treasury select committee chairman John McFall has taken the lead in establishing a new industry forum to help boost confidence in longterm saving.
Former Misys head of marketing and Sesame sales director Andrew Bedford has been appointed managing director at IFA Worldwide Financial Planning.
Product providers need to improve their service standards and pay more attention to IFAs.
Dr. Andrew Lo, Founder and Chief Investment Strategist at AlphaSimplex, discusses why it is difficult to keep a long-term perspective in short-term markets.
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