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Right on cue

Congratulations to the Lighthouse Group for raising £3,763 for Shelter at its annual conference and gala dinner.

The money was raised by raffling and auctioning sporting delights such as tickets to Premiership football matches and golfing days.

The lucky IFA who acquired Ronnie O&#39Sullivan&#39s signed snooker cue can indulge in the fantasy of being a rock-like snooker god.

Congratulations also to the IFA who bagged Phil Taylor&#39s signed dart board. That IFA can indulge in emulating Taylor&#39s love of beer, fried food and smoky bar rooms. Shouldn&#39t be a hard task.


Fears that time-bar rules could hit cover

Professional indemnity insurance for IFAs could be hit by new mortgage endowment time barring rules, says Aifa. The FSA and ABI toughened up on endowments in May, with the regulator forcing firms imposing time limits on endowment complaints to make clear to policyholders that they have three years from their first red letter to complain. […]

A consumer&#39s view

The proposals for Sandler stakeholder products – that providers should be able to charge 1.5 per cent management fee for the first 10 years, 1 per cent thereafter – are a typical Government compromise which will solve nothing. Part of the problem is that there is a fundamental conflict in what the Government is trying […]

Lawyer backs time limit

Law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain says time bars on endowment misselling claims are necessary to balance the rights of companies and consumers. The Consumers&#39 Association recently launched an attack on financial firms and the FSA for allowing claims for compensation to be time-barred 15 years after the alleged misselling. But speaking at RPC&#39s annual financial […]

Bankhall says only two networks have scale for multi-ties

Bankhall has laid down a challenge to rival networks, claiming that only itself and Sesame have the scale to build a workable multi-tie proposition. Business development director Peter Mann believes there are very few players apart from Bankhall and Sesame able to build an operable multi-tie, underlining the difference between a true multi-tie, which has […]

Finding value in UK equities

By Mark Martin, Investment Director & Head of UK Equities Register for a live update on 9 July at 14.30 with Mark Martin, who will be discussing Chancellor George Osborne’s ‘emergency’ summer budget, the UK equity landscape post May’s General Election and his outlook for the second half of 2015. Mark will also highlight the […]


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