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Suffolk Life appoints Ray Hart as head of sales

Suffolk Life has appointed Ray Hart as head of sales.

Hart joins the firm from Standard Life where he spent over twenty years, most recently focused on the provider’s Sipp.

Suffolk Life managing director David Hobbs says: “The advice sector is set to change dramatically in the next year as we fast approach RDR and having the right sales and technical support team in place is critical to maintain service levels to advisers and their clients.”


FSA clamps down on auditors

The FSA has referred several auditors to auditing bodies after uncovering serious failings in client asset reports. The regulator published a consultation paper on improving client asset reports last September following a review in 2009 which found that auditors were providing unchanged or “clean” reports despite significant breaches of client asset rules. Last week, the […]


Budget 2011: Could tax merger see higher rate pension relief scrapped?

Government plans to merge income tax and national insurance could eventually see higher rate tax relief on pension contributions scrapped, Skandia says. In yesterday’s Budget announcement, Chancellor George Osborne (pictured) confirmed the Government will consult on combining the income tax and National Insurance tax regimes. However, he said the complexity of the change means it […]

Rate rise fears as inflation hits 4.4%

The consumer price index annual inflation rate jumped to 4.4 per cent in February, its highest level since 2008, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics. The rate is up from 4 per cent in January and has been driven by domestic heating costs and clothing. The retail price index is now at […]

Greece: the sideshow continues

Artemis managers James Foster, Mark Page and Laurent Millet comment on the Greek deal, describing it as “just another fudge” getting in the way of bigger developments in China, the UK and the US. To read the full article click here.


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