The FSA has fined stockbrokers Carr Sheppards Crosthwaite £500,000 for serious compliance failings. The FSA says CSC failed to keep fully up to date with regulatory developments after the creation of the FSA. The financial penalty would have been much higher had CSC not cooperated with the FSA and moved quickly to agree the facts of the case and to settle the matter.
Matrix Money management has created a capital-protected hedge fund that invests in futures via the Winton Trading Strategies Fund.The Matrix Ascension Plan is available to investors with at least £5,000 and has a seven-year term. Investors will get 100 per cent of the growth in the underlying funds and a 96 per cent capital return […]
Type: Capital-protected bond Aim: Growth linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index Minimum-maximum investment: £3,000-£500,000, Isa £7,000 Term: Six years Return: 3.5 times growth in index up to a maximum of 63% Guarantee:Original capital returned in full provided index does not fall by more than 50% and returns to at least its starting […]
Everything is a brand these days. Even a product as benign as water can be branded. The brand of independence should be one of the easiest to build. It is not a product but a powerful service that gives you access to the very best of other people's products. From this starting place, it is […]
Type: Capital-protected bond Aim: Income linked to the performance of the FTSE 100 index Minimum-maximum investment: £5,000-no maximum, £7,000 Isa Term: Five years Return: 6.25% gross income a year Guarantee: Original capital returned in full provided index does not fall by more than 50% and returns to at least its starting value Closing date: July […]
By Tracey Dickson, marketing consultant There are almost 7 million carers in the UK – that’s around 10 per cent of the population who provide unpaid care for a disabled, seriously ill or older loved one.1 But according to a report from the charity Carers UK, 20 per cent of people providing 50 hours or more of care […]
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