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Sandler may re-examine commission agreement

The concept of the maximum commission agreement may be examined again according to the latest Treasury leak about the Sandler Review to a national newspaper.

Any such move would be welcomed by many IFAs. The maximum commission agreement was scrapped under pressure from the Office of Fair Trading which had concerns it was anti-competitive.

Reports also suggest that the fundamental nature of with profits may be questioned by the review including how beneficial smoothing is to consumers.


Pensioners with attitude

Growing old gracefully may be something to which we all aspire but growingold comfortably is going to require a wholesale change in attitude. The financial services industry cannot afford to be complacent. The oldare getting older and are getting more demanding. Everyone recognises that we are living longer but few appreciate by howmuch. One estimate […]

Furness peaks with cap

Furness Building Society has unveiled a five-year capped rate mortgage that is available for loans up to 80 per cent of valuation and a maximum loan of £150,000.The mortgage is capped at 5.99 per cent until June 19, 2006 and borrowers who redeem it within this period must pay 5 per cent of the advance […]

Credit Suisse looks to the stars

Credit Suisse Asset Management is heading for the stars with the introduction of the multi-manager constellation portfolio fund of funds.Constellation is a unit trust and will be the first product run by newly arrived fund managers Gary Potter, Robert Burdett and Kelly Prior. The trio used to manage the five arrows private portfolio series of […]

Halifax rate rise rattles remortgage market

Halifax has effectively pulled out of the remortgage market by drasticallybumping up its fixed and discount rates in a move echoing that of rivalNationwide. Halifax, the UK&#39s biggest lender, has heaped increases of nearly 0.5 percent on its flagship remortgage products this week, which leaves IFAs withno option but to recommend deals of more competitive […]


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