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Warnock and Weaver leave Bankhall

Two longstanding directors are leaving Bankhall following Skandia&#39s acquisition of the IFA services provider. IFAengine managing director David Warnock is leaving Bankhall Group to pursue his career in another area of information technology, while Bankhall group compliance director Martyn Weaver also leaves.

Skandia managing director Nick Poyntz-Wright says: “Both were founder members of the Bankhall business and contributed to its huge success. They have both played an important role in the transition period and, now this is complete, leave behind strong teams to take this success forward under Skandia&#39s ownership.”



Should occupational and personal pension plans have the same single tax regime?“Yes, I would like to see it happen but, with the way they complicate things, they would probably come out with something entirely different and confusing.”John Dixon, John Dixon Financial Services“Yes, the whole pension system is so staggeringly complicated these days, it takes a […]

Threadneedle sews up property

Examining the investment strategy of the fund Woodward says: “It seems well enough thought out for what will be mainly commercial investors and the market does not offer significant choice.” Robinson thinks it seems pretty bog standard. Posner says: “Having resolved that London and the South East has probably reached a peak for property investment […]

Lower tier of advice &#39could harm clients&#39

The defined-payment system is an unnecessary intervention in the market, according to specialist ethical investment IFA, the Global and Ethical Investment Advice Partnership, in its response to the FSA&#39s CP121 paper.The Gaeia Partnership has questioned why the FSA has failed to publish any research into the difference, if any, between the types of products and […]

EOC slams low annuity rates for women

The Equal Opportunities Commission has entered the pension fray, saying that women will be put off saving for retirement because of the lower rates they face when buying an annuity.The warning comes as the Liberal Democrats start a campaign calling on the Government to conduct an inquiry into the “injustice that female pensioners suffer” at […]

Can you put a hat on?

By Sarah Scott, marketing consultant You might think the question in the title is a strange one. Perhaps even more so when you learn that it’s one of several asked as part of an assessment for Employment Support Allowance eligibility in the opening scenes of the 2016 film, ‘I, Daniel Blake’. Daniel is a carpenter […]


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