The Financial Ombudsman Service says it believes that the overwhelming majority of mortgage complaints it will receive will involve lenders, not intermediaries.
A nurse tele-interview is up to 5.5 per cent more effective in reducing non-disclosure compared with a GP report, according to MorganAsh.
Investor confidence took a significant dip last month, according to Hargreaves Lansdown’s index of investor risk appetite.
PruProtect boosted the commission on its severity-based critical illness cover product by 20 per cent last week to reward advisers for taking the time to study it.
By Rob Burnett, Investment Director, Head of European Equities As investors await a resolution of Greece’s repayment difficulties, we anticipate a period of consolidation in the European market over the next few weeks. Our base case is that the Greek government and the European Central Bank (ECB) will come to a solution, particularly given the […]
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