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Triple choice for claim regulator

A regulator for claim management firms will be selected in the next few weeks, choosing between the Claims Standards Council, a new regulator created by the Lord Chancellor or an existing body.

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Investment trust discounts halved

Investment trust discounts have almost halved in the past two years and could be almost eliminated within 18 months, acc-ording to iimia investment guru Nick Greenwood. The average investment trust discount has fallen from 12.7 per cent at the end of January 2004 to 6.8 per cent because of a combination of strong performance from […]

FSA launches online fees calculator

The FSA has introduced Online Fees Calculator on the FSA Website which will allow firms to calculate their likely fees and levies in 2006/07.The FSA will update the fees calculator with the actual rates once these have been finalised in May 2006.The regulator says it will take ten minutes on average to work out their […]

Capital punishment

A-Day reviews have highlighted exorbitant transfer penalties faced by clients

Promotion battle

Compliance expert Adam Samuel believes the FSA is shifting its focus to check up on general insurance and mortgage advertising and he urges firms to ensure they stick to the letter of the law and to set up systems to cope with the regulations.

How to use wills to protect your clients’ wishes

March was Free Wills Month! Free Wills Month brings together a group of well-respected charities to offer members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have their simple wills written or updated free of charge by using participating solicitors in selected locations around England and Wales. Research by the Law Society* highlighted that only 64 […]

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