Equitable Life has appointed Mark Earls as executive director. He joined Equitable in 2002 as head of operations and programmes.
The Royal Society of Arts has critisised the £3,600 annual contribution limit outlined for personal accounts.
IFA firm Informed Choice is planning to recruit seven additional financial planners in the next 18 months.
As part of its strategic growth plans, the Surrey-based business intends to recruit two more financial planners before the end of this year and a further five in 2010.
Investment is the core of financial planning, so I believe the new exams for advisers should give it greater emphasis. Taking out a mortgage is largely an investment decision, so is buying term insurance. But I fear that, like regulators, whose favourite tool is the rear-view mirror, examining bodies will place too much emphasis on the theory of investment rather than the practice.
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