Conservative shadow trade and industry secretary Alan Duncan this week visited Blackfriars Advice Centre and Southwark Credit Union to show support for responsible borrowing and organisations set up to aid those with personal debt problems.
Nicola York says firms are getting ready to move into the pension term assurance sector but there are concerns about advice pitfalls.
IFA Promotion has prod-uced a free factsheet to explain the key facts disclosure documents and what they mean to people seeking financial advice.
Regulation has prompted little dramatic change in consumers perception of the mortgage industry according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Consumers still feel that deciding which deal is best for them is the most difficult thing about choosing a mortgage. Understanding the information given was still found difficult by the same proportion of respondents as the […]
HSBC Investments has poached James Hughes and Nicholas Pothier from Axa Investment Management to beef up it multi-manager team. Hughes will head the team with Pothier joining as a portfolio manager.
The final stages of a sell-off can be the most interesting, says Simon Edelsten, manager of the Global Select Fund. It is not a matter of calling the ‘bottom’. Instead, investors should focus on selected stocks’ prospects over the longer term.
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