A public accounts committee report has called on HM Revenue & Customs to look at a variety of ways to crack down on the buy- to-let sector by encouraging voluntary disclosure while increasing prosecutions of tax evaders.
Two things in the last couple of weeks have made me come over all Victor Meldrew.1: I advised some new clients to top up their Halifax cash Isas. Mr X went to his local branch to pay in £3,600 each. He was put in front of an “adviser” who told him they would be better off doing stocks & shares Isas instead. My client had the sense and knowledge to say, no thanks.
Ross Jackson, Senior Marketing Manager There’s no denying that these days we expect things quickly. You might have noticed it first-hand during the flurry and rush of the Christmas period. The fact is that in a world of smartphones, social media and click and collect, most clients expect to get an instant response and a […]
You have to do hard things to be successful in life. The things no one else does. Why? Life coaches will tell you those are the things that define you; the things that make the difference between existing and living. This may well be true but if that does not float your boat, then American […]
Only a quarter of women are shopping around for their retirement income, according to national IFA LEBC. Customers of LEBC pension advice business The Retirement Adviser are far more likely to use its whole of market service to find the best retirement income solution if they are male. LEBC says the proportion of women using […]
A weekly account of the curious goings-on in the world of financial services A game of Brexit MonopolyLast week, in a foreign policy speech, Theresa May said Brexit negotiations were in their “endgame”. WSJ thinks this is highly unlikely, having heard that not even a quarter of European law has been rolled over yet. Wingate […]