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Synaptic appoints former Misys portal head

Software provider Synaptic Systems is appointing Neil Andrews as head of product development.

Andrews was formerly head of design and development for Misys’s business portal for over two years, and before that was location branch manager for IFA services with Misys.

Andrews says: "The IFA marketplace is changing at perhaps a faster rate today than at any point in the past. The challenge to the technology providers is to help the IFA continue to demonstrate independence and add value in an uncertain future."


Zurich rolls out latest MPPI package

Zurich Financial Services is launching a new mortgage protection package, providing a range of cover under one plan. The Allied Dunbar Mortgage Protector plan is available as a single life or joint life policy. It combines within one product wrapper protection benefits that previously had to be arranged separately, such as level term cover, critical […]

Tony Wright-Jones

Putting the right money in the right hands at the right time for clients should be the maxim of any financial adviser. It is even more important for those IFAs that have begun to expand into the global market.As an established IFA company of 25 years, our decision to expand on a UK and worldwide […]

Focus funds performing well

Royal & Sun Alliance claims focus funds of concentrated portfolios are meeting investor expectations unlike technology, split capital and zero funds.It says the performance of its UK Prime Fund over the past six months supports the view that aggressive stock picking does not need a bull market to prosper.According to Standard & Poor this fund […]

Fidelity fires back at Sandler commission claim

Fidelity has taken issue with Ron Sandler&#39s claim at the recent Aifa dinner that IFA clients are only satisfied with advice because they think it is free.The company says it is hard to believe that customers can have this misconception, given the levels of disclosure by advisers.It also points to evidence of higher satisfaction among […]

The changing world of professional connections

The Legal Services Act of 2007, which opened up the legal market to competition, has put the cat among the professional pigeons. In the words of a 2015 Law Society report on what the legal profession is likely to look like in five years’ time: “Business as usual is not an option for many, if […]


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