Barclays could be set for a tie up with a competitor bank in the wake of pressure from one of its largest shareholders. The Financial Times reports that names in the frame include Standard Chartered, which two people close to the situation say was a favoured option of Barclays chairman John McFarlane and potentially supported […]
Putting the client first is a mantra for many advisers who take pride in providing quality service and value for money. For IFA firm Goldsmith Financial Solutions founder Hannah Goldsmith, this has meant refusing to play ball with investment groups that would charge her clients more in fees than the returns they would receive. “How much does it […]
Standard Life Aberdeen expects to return £1.75bn capital to shareholders after the sale of its UK and European insurance business to Phoenix completes. Standard Life announced in February it was selling its insurance arm to Phoenix in a £3bn deal. Today, ahead of its annual general meeting, the investment firm proposes to return £1bn to […]
As more and more providers start to reveal their stance on the charge cap and removal of commission and active member discount pricing, we thought it would be worthwhile to look at what these are, and the steps businesses should be taking to prepare for this.
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