London firm adds £150m buying Hertfordshire IFA

HFMC Wealth has bought Hertfordshire IFA Generic Financial Management adding £150m in assets under advice to the business. HFMC, which has offices in London and Weybridge, acquired the firm for up to £3m. Two directors at Generic, David Verney and Marc Ruse, will become private client directors at HFMC. Managing director Paul Thomas will lead […]


Treasury committee chair warns parents could miss out on pensions

Treasury committee chair Nicky Morgan has called on the government to make sure parents are getting their full state pension entitlement through building up national insurance credits. In a letter to pensions secretary Esther McVey, Morgan notes that child benefit registration builds up state pension entitlement by granting national insurance credits. However, there is a […]

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Do we need more detail on declined claims?

Industry needs new ways of increasing confidence, with high payout rates falling on deaf ears Paying claims is at the heart of the protection industry but the positive picture painted by high payout rates doesn’t appear to be getting through to consumers. Most providers publish their claims data each year, highlighting the fact the number […]


Japanese politics and record-breaking markets

Chris Taylor, Head of Japanese Equities, Neptune The Liberal Democratic Party’s (LDP) convincing election victory on Sunday means that leader Shinzo Abe is on course to be the longest-serving Japanese prime minister since the Second World War. The LDP and its junior coalition partner Komeito strolled home with 313 seats, meaning they were able to […]


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