St Jamess Place Capital has announced the appointment of two new board members with Simon Gulliford and Mike Power joining as independent non-executive directors. The move follows the retirement of Lord Weir and Anthony Loehnis.
Like an iceberg, the majority of the costs of mortgage regulation have been hidden from view as they have been swallowed up by internal considerations – IT, staff and management meetings, training, let alone opportunity cost. This is why the AMI has been on the front foot helping members to understand the implications of fee-charging and what a reasonable level of fee looks like.
With a clarity that must leave some trade bodies and advisers looking on enviously, IFA Promotion is to remain an organisation for independents alone.
Some IFAs are too attached to their investment role to consider outsourcing.
Norwich Union is to contract back in its policyholders following a low response to a mailshot which suggested they consider doing so.
By Fiona Tait, Pensions Specialist The new State Pension (nSP) will be implemented at a maximum flat rate of £155.65 per week in 2016/17. This is good news for some, not so good for others. Women and the nSP I am a woman.1 However, this does not really affect my State Pension, largely because I […]
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