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Sainsbury’s to re-enter mortgage advice market

Sainsbury’s Bank has confirmed that it will re-enter the mortgage market in the first half of 2017, saying it has “made good progress with developing its mortgage proposition.” Money Marketing sister title Mortgage Strategy revealed in April that Sainsbury’s was planning to re-enter the market after an absence of 12 years and was in talks with […]

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Fund groups wary on Hammond’s infrastructure plans

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s move to boost infrastructure spend has received a mixed reception from investment commentators. In yesterday’s Autumn Statement Hammond committed £23bn over the next five years to a new national productivity investment fund, saying: “We are investing today for the economy of the future”, adding that investing in infrastructure will directly benefit businesses. […]

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Advisers’ ETF due diligence called into question

Advisers need to better understand how exchange traded funds work and carry out the same due diligence on them as they do on mutual funds, the intermediary head of BlackRock’s ETF provider iShares has argued. Speaking at an event at the London Stock Exchange last week, Pollyanna Harper said some advisers might be “scared by the […]

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Kim North: Providers are failing the unadvised

In the week I became eligible to access my defined contribution pension (sadly and unfairly, though, not my defined benefit pension), I spent a considerable amount of time helping others who have recently reached retirement age. The pension freedoms brought in changes to tax rules, with drawdown becoming taxed at marginal income tax rates rather […]

The best of both worlds

Business Development Manager Kim Nelson and Lead MPS Manager Steven Rooke discuss the direction of traffic towards investment solutions in the adviser market and the increased use of models as a complete client investment solution in an adviser’s business. They then discuss the active/passive debate, looking at both the history, investment process and implementation considerations […]

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