Personal Finance Society president Paul Lothian started his financial services career at the age of 17 when, struggling for a big break in the music business, he joined his parents’ Dundee insurance brokerage as an office junior.
By Sarah Scott, marketing consultant You might think the question in the title is a strange one. Perhaps even more so when you learn that it’s one of several asked as part of an assessment for Employment Support Allowance eligibility in the opening scenes of the 2016 film, ‘I, Daniel Blake’. Daniel is a carpenter […]
Firms regulated by FCA are satisfied with its performance and believe FCA is an efficient regulator, FCA says. The survey conducted by the FCA and Practitioner Panel sought feedback on the regulator’s performance from regulated firms. Results showed that both satisfaction and effectiveness score had increased slightly year on year. Fixed firms tend to be more critical […]
Investing at this stage of the market cycle is a tough balancing act. While over-exposure to risky assets leaves a portfolio vulnerable when a correction really bites, taking too much risk off the table too soon can mean missing out on the remaining opportunities which may still present themselves over the coming months. With so […]
A complaint that an Aviva system error kept an investor from retirement for five years and resulted in substantial financial distress has been rejected by the Pensions Ombudsman. The complainant – Mr D – held an Aviva Pension Plan until 2008, during which time he was underpaid £37,010.57 due to a fault in Aviva’s processing system […]