Scottish Widows Bank has launched a new key worker mortgage as a rival to the Government’s own Open Market Homebuy scheme.The product will give key workers the opportunity to buy their own home outright, rather than just part owning it. It will also offer homebuyers the choice to buy with 102 per cent LTV, which […]
Norwich Union has doubled the size of its large case administration team.The department, which is designed to provide accessible, expert support to advisers writing larger sums assured, now has 14 staff and handles around 200 cases a week, which equates to a total of £5 billion worth of business underwritten annually.NU head of protection customer […]
Aviva policyholder advocate Clare Spottiswoode has extended the deadline for completing talks with Norwich Union over reattribution of the inherited estate of two of its with-profits funds from early next year until later in2008.
By Kim Jarvis, technical manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team In this article we look at the main exemptions and reliefs that are available on death. Within the article, spouse also means civil partner. Nil-rate band Under current rules, any part of the estate that falls within the available nil-rate band (NRB), […]
The Upper Tribunal has found that Andrew Tinney, the former chief operating officer of Barclays Wealth, breached his obligation as an approved person to act with integrity. The update published on the FCA’s website today explains the reasons for the publication of the ruling. In March 2012, Tinney received a document which contained critical findings […]
‘Scheme pays’ can take the sting out of annual allowance tax charges, but scheme members must move quickly to take advantage With more than five months to go, the self-assessment deadline feels like a lifetime away. But for clients facing an annual allowance tax charge for the 2018/19 tax year on their pension savings, the […]
The Financial Conduct Authority has announced six Q&A roundtable sessions to be hosted across the UK. The regulatory body will be going to Glasgow, Newcastle, Birmingham, London, Manchester and Newport. Each event, titled “ask the regulator”, will be 90 minutes long and will feature FCA and industry representatives. According to the FCA, the sessions are […]