Ex-Brewin investment head in line for £895k payout

Brewin Dolphin head of investment management Stephen Ford, who left the company as part of a reshuffle earlier this month, is in line for a payout of around £895,000. The director stepped down after 15 years at the firm after the business reshuffled. Details of his pay, revealed in a company filing, show the value of his […]

Tony Wickenden: Time to review estate planning strategies

The start of a new year is always a good time to review financial planning strategies. An essential part of this, but one that is often overlooked, is to review one’s will. The importance of a will cannot be overstated. It is the foundation of any estate planning strategy. Clients should not be seduced into […]


EU regulatory chair: 12-month Mifid II delay may not be enough

A 12-month delay to Mifid II regulation, which is expected to be announced by the European Commission in weeks, may not be enough for the industry to prepare, says the chief of the European Securities and Markets Authority. It is widely expected that Mifid II will be delayed by a year, with its new implementation […]


House price rises accelerate in December

The rate of increase in average house prices leapt to 0.8 per cent in December, according to figures from Nationwide. It marks a steep increase from last month, when prices average prices climbed just 0.1 per cent. On an annual basis, prices rose by 4.5 per cent through 2015, with the average price of a UK property reaching £196,999. […]

US loan growth is not painting a pretty picture for the US economy

Written by Mike Riddell One of the current big debates in global financial markets is whether investors should believe ‘hard’ rather than ‘soft’ data, where the usually reliable business and consumer surveys have been suggesting strengthening in global growth momentum for some time now, while the economic data that feeds through into the Gross Domestic […]


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