View more on these topics

SLI lauches revamped website

Scottish Life International is launching its revamped website, with more interactive features than its three-year old predecessor.

The new site maintains the dedicated extranet service, with improved accessibility, and adds a trusts and offshore investments information facility.

SLI e-commerce analyst Kelly Paterson says: “The desire to improve the design and the amount and quality of the content about the company and its products, and of course, the need to convey a highly professional company image, all added up to the need for a new and improved second generation SLI website.”


MP in &#39igroup secret commission&#39 claim

Sub-prime lender igroup has been slammed in the House of Commons by Labour MP Barry Gardiner over claims of secret commission on past loan contracts.In a Commons debate last week, Gardiner urged DTI minister Melanie Johnson to meet with igroup owner GE Capital over allegations of undisclosed commission on the lender&#39s previous loan contracts and […]

ABI claims that IFAs want quality marks extended

IFAs would like to see the ABI&#39s Raising Standards quality mark extended to mortgages and financial advice, according to a survey conducted by the ABI&#39s for its Saltr initiative.The research with 21 IFAs was undertaken early this month and revealed more than 76 per cent – 16 of those surveyed – said where there is […]

A consumer&#39s view

Anything that will raise standards in the life and pension business has to be applauded but it is difficult not to view the ABI&#39s Raising Standards initiative as a bit like rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic.This week the ABI&#39s “independent” Pensions Protection and Investment Accreditation Board announced the first five brands which have been […]

Self interest

In the mortgage industry, there is one strong theme that runs through all the regulatory moves of the past few years – from the mortgage code and compulsory qualifications for advisers through to the FSA taking over full regulatory powers by the end of August 2002 – and that is the concept of “responsible lending”.When […]

US election

Capital Market Notes, November 2016 David Lafferty, chief market strategist at Natixis Global Asset Management, looks at the impact on markets and portfolios since the somewhat surprising outcome of the US election. Click here


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up


    Leave a comment