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Survey shows SVRs dearer than fixes has found that 85 per cent of standard variable rates are more expensive than the cheapest two-year fixed rate, including fees.



Sterling exchange

I should start by offering an apology to readers and praise to Money Marketing and one of its reporters. My apology is for not writing about Standard Life last month, after it was announced the company had been fined £2.45m for failings in the marketing of its pension sterling fund. I had meant to do […]

FSA ban over mixing premiums with company cash

The FSA has banned Bridgewater House UK director Matthew Sixsmith from holding senior positions in the financial services industry after failing to separate clients’ premiums from the firm’s capital, which cost clients almost £85,000.

Tenet profits down by 64%

Tenet Group saw its profits fall by 64 per cent to £1m in the 12 months to September 2009 from £2.8m in 2008.

Lifetime ISAs – International Evidence

By Fiona Tait, Pensions Specialist Since the announcement in March, the Lifetime ISA (LISA) has attracted controversy. Heralded as a saviour for the self-employed and the young wanting to get on the housing ladder, the new LISA risks adding confusion for savers trying to fully understand the benefits of new workplace pension savings through auto-enrolment. To […]


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