Axa is the latest asset manager to impose a six-month notice period on its £2bn life and pension property fund to tackle liquidity problems.
Nationwide claims HSBC’s rate matcher guarantee is a gimmick and says it has no plans to copy the scheme.Rate matcher guarantees to match the fixed rates of existing borrowers coming off two, three and five-year deals for a variable fee.But Nationwide non-retail executive director Matthew Wyles says the society already gets high levels of retention […]
An international study has found that fewer than 10 per cent of consumers are willing to pay for advice on insurance, mortgages and investments.The World Insurance Report by Capgemini Financial Services surveyed more than 11,000 customers in 10 countries.Only 8 per cent say they are willing to pay for advice on insurance policies and the […]
Sea Containers has withdrawn its appeal to the Pensions Regulator against a decision to issue two financial support directions on the company. Sea Containers will now have to provide a form of financial support to two pensions schemes belonging to its subsidiary Sea Containers Services within 30 days. In June 2007, the Pensions Regulator determinations […]
Catalyst and Stargate Capital have teamed up to offer the Catalyst Stargate enterprise investment scheme green fund.
Employees at Johnson Fleming, in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, are looking forward to trying out some dramatic new hairstyles on Wig Wednesday. A host of colourful wigs will brighten up the office on 20 May as staff support children and young people with cancer.
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The workplace presents a significant opportunity for advisers, yet many are still shunning this sizable market, experts argue. The pension freedoms and auto-enrolment have increased the unmet need for advice in the workplace. Some larger employers and pension trustees are no longer content to leave employees to fend for themselves among scammers and fraudsters and […]
Neil Woodford has rejected gloomy UK growth forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility revealed in yesterday’s budget, arguing the country is on track to achieve annual growth around 2 per cent. According to the OBR, growth this year will be 1.5 per cent, and fall to 1.4 per cent in 2018. Through 2019 and […]
Trade bodies tend to live in a cloistered environment while advisers keep the industry on its toes