Tenet says over 300 advisers have joined the group in the last three months, with many coming from a tied background and from other networks.
IFAs must avoid misselling by making clients fully aware of the risks in investing in the new Schroder recovery fund, says manager Ben Whitmore.
The Mortgage Alliance has appointed Platform the intermediary lender of Britannia Building Society, to its panel of mortgage lenders.Platform, an all-status lender, will now be able to offer its advisory clients rates on non-conforming, right-to-buy and prime mortgages, in addition to self-certification and buy-to-let products.The Mortgage Alliance managing director says: “Platform is a significant addition […]
Abbey is reintroducing its flexible plus mortgage range after having to suspend the products in the run-up to M-Day.
Abbey for Intermediaries is launching a new commission based payment package for intermediaries selling its Peace of Mind buildings and contents insurance and Paymentcase mortgage payment protection insurance.
By Kunal Desai, head of Indian Equities, Neptune A key concern for investors who were looking at India afresh has been the rich valuations and strong prior performance. We view the correction in the market through short-term growth concerns from demonetisation as a terrific entry point for the long-term investor. Investors should not be overly concerned […]
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The FCA is reviewing the content of its pension transfer specialist examination standard in light of recent issues with pension transfer advice, Money Marketing understands. The regulator does not offer qualifications but it does have a role in setting standards for exams and publishes “appropriate examination standards” guidance. Money Marketing understands a working group, mostly […]