The European Commission has today proposed the creation of an EU-wide levy on banks, in an effort to ensure that future bank failures are not at the cost of the taxpayer or destabilise the financial system.
The grass is always greener on the other side cliche is in danger of encompassing investors in emerging markets. As a whole, returns in these countries are obviously appealing, the long-term investment story is easily understood and their old reputation as being volatile areas seems to have waned in the eyes of investors. However, the […]
As more and more providers start to reveal their stance on the charge cap and removal of commission and active member discount pricing, we thought it would be worthwhile to look at what these are, and the steps businesses should be taking to prepare for this.
St James’s Place has hired Claire Blackwell as director of marketing from Newton Investment Management. Blackwell says: “We have a responsibility to continue to develop ourselves and our proposition in the interests of better financial outcomes for clients.” SJP shuns new CII exam in favour of in-house programmes She has held a variety of positions across the […]
Something drastic needs to be done to make the protection landscape fit for today’s world Like most journalists, when I first began writing for Money Marketing years ago, I needed to be schooled in the ways of financial services. In my case, this role was carried out by a small coterie of energetic financial advisers […]
Industry needs new ways of increasing confidence, with high payout rates falling on deaf ears Paying claims is at the heart of the protection industry but the positive picture painted by high payout rates doesn’t appear to be getting through to consumers. Most providers publish their claims data each year, highlighting the fact the number […]