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Property trusts top sales league again

Property trusts were again the top-selling sector in August for the eight consecutive month. Net Isa sales were 1.7bn, the worst figures in 11 months.

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The churning point

FSA chairman Callum McCarthy has called for urgent change to financial services distribution models, which he says are failing consumers, advisers and providers. Speaking to savings and pensions industry leaders, McCarthy criticised commission bias and provider incentives, which he claims are causing detriment to consumers. On the issue of churning, he said: “This merry-go-round, as […]

SimplyBiz host IHT webcast

SimplyBiz and Zurich Intermediary Group are co-hosting a webcast by Technical Connections director Tony Wickenden to provide an exclusive presentation on post-Budget IHT planning. Technical Connections experts will also be involved in a live chat, held on the SimplyBiz website allowing member firms to ask questions on the presentation. Wickenden will give insights into IHT […]

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