Axa is offering a straight-through quote facility for advisers, which links into its fund admin platform.The firm’s onshore bond product now offers a 2 per cent loyalty bonus for investors in year 10 and no surrender penalties.
Lloyds TSB has appointed Lisa Stephenson as network director for Scotland and the North of England.She joined the firm in 1987 and the new remit comes in addition to her role as customer, wealth management and marketing director of Lloyds TSB Scotland.Lloyds TSB private banking chief executive Mark Cheshire says: “We’ve taken the decision to […]
The New Year ushers in a clash of the titans scenario with outsourcing giants Vertex and Capita going head to head in a fight to deliver administration, outsourcing and elect- ronic services to advisers. The main battleground for the portals will be in delivering multi-tie technology platforms. This was already in evidence towards the end […]
CYBG has completed its takeover of Virgin Money bank in a deal worth £1.7bn today. The parent company of Yorkshire Bank and Clydesdale Bank says the deal will lead to the UK’s “first true national banking competitor to the status quo.” The combined company has over six million customers with around £70bn of customer loans, […]
Protection Review chief executive Kevin Carr looks at recent market events Moving forward on mental health Some say perception is reality and, in a world driven by social media and sensitivity, the way people see things is their truth, regardless of whether their conclusions are accurate or feasible. This is not a bad way to […]
The FCA is proposing new measures to force financial services firms to disclosure how they disclose climate change risk as it zones on in the investments pension funds make. The regulator has released a discussion paper today looking atthe effects that climate change and switching to a low carbon economy will have on the UK’s […]