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The FCA is set to clamp down on high-cost credit to protect consumers from unfair practices on the likes of overdrafts, catalogue credit and store cards. The regulator says that there needs to be “fundamental reform” of how banks operate and charge for overdrafts after a review of expensive borrowing across the market. The FCA […]
It’s not easy to restructure a £110bn company. Old Mutual’s separation and rebrand has been two years in the making and has another two to go before the advice and platform businesses planners know so well fall under the new banner of Quilter. It’s not an accident that Old Mutual took the Quilter name – […]
Consolidator Fairstone has added another two firms to its acquisition programme adding £220m assets under advice to the business. Yorkshire-based Utopia Financial Planning and Sovereign Wealth Management, which has offices in Bath and Bristol, have joined Fairstone’s downstream buyout model and will fully join the consolidator before the acquisitions are completed. The two businesses will […]
New research has revealed that the highest percentage of opt-out rates in auto-enrolment is made up of 22- to 30-year-olds (28.49 per cent of 2,102 people surveyed, who chose to opt out of schemes, were in this age bracket).
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