The FSA has heavily criticised the building society sector for its failings in the run up to and during the credit crunch.
Threesixty has warned that failing to disclose the cost of white-labelling a platform could put advisers in breach of treating customers fairly.
After what he describes as a dismal 2008, Rathbones James Thomson sees light at the end of the tunnel. The performance of his 60m Global Opportunities fund has improved markedly after a tough year, and now ranks 57th in the Investment Management Association (IMA) Global Growth sector. Over the year to May 18, the fund […]
Independent consultant Ned Cazalet has applauded the FSA for its “pragmatic” approach to helping the life sector through the downturn.
At the beginning of 2015, we highlighted that the new pension freedoms that come fully online on 6 April also represent a very attractive opportunity for the criminal fraternity to scam savers out of some, or all, of their accumulated retirement savings.
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