Conservative shadow chief secretary to the Treasury Philip Hammond claims if Government ministers were subject to FSA regulation they would be jailed for some of the promises they have made over personal accounts.
Income has always been a popular part of investing and the surprise 1.5 per cent drop in UK bank rate has certainly made achieving it a lot harder, that is without accepting some risk to capital.With clients, advisers and fund professionals all wondering which way the equity market will go day by day, investing in […]
Almary Green, the advice firm led by industry veteran Carl Lamb, is in sale talks with Smith and Pinching Financial Services, Money Marketing understands. One source tells Money Marketing Almary Green staff have visited the Smith and Pinching offices, and that there have been discussions around a merged firm being floated on AIM. The Norwich-based […]
A weekly account of the curious goings-on in the world of financial services Locked out While WSJ correspondents were kept very busy at Money Marketing Interactive in Harrogate last week, there was still plenty of time spent in the bar with industry friends. So came about the story of Aegon director of new business, Martin […]
The FCA is analysing information from 40 firms about their adviser recruitment processes and what quality checks are in place on the advice they give. Earlier this year, Money Marketing revealed that the FCA sent letters to a sample of firms asking about training, competence and hiring records for staff. A Freedom of Information Act request […]