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What&#39s wrong with this picture…?

The Diary was slightly surprised to read that former Money Marketing news editor Corey Boles was supposedly now writing for the FT&#39s Company & Markets section since we know him to be at Dow Jones.

Why did we think this? While cruising the web, the Diary happened upon the press centre at Thinc&#39s website ( which shows an image of a supposed front page of FT Company & Markets with an article by our Canadian former colleague. On further investigation, it seems that Thinc has superimposed an article from Money Marketing on the FT&#39s image.

Well, that&#39s one way to get yourself in the paper although methinks there might be some copyright issues with it.


Govt data shows cooling in house market

Figures from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister show that house price inflation fell from 14.3 per cent in July to 13.6 per cent in August. The average house price was £179,486, up from £177,474 in July – a rise of only 1.12 per cent on the previous month compared with 1.8 per cent […]

Financial planners bid to lift global standards

An international non-profit organisation has been set up to raise minimum standards of knowledge, advice and service among financial advisers around the world. The Financial Planning Standards Board will push for certified financial planners to have the status of accountants and lawyers. The FPSB will set standards for the 45,000 non-US certified financial planners across […]

&#39Providers to lose power in IFA field&#39 Sesame to target mature staff with experience

The influence of product providers in the IFA sector is diminishing ahead of depolarisation. That was the message at a round table last week, at which marketers said they believed the control that providers had exerted up to now was waning and IFAs were developing their businesses without their help. Punter Southall Financial Management managing […]

Get in training

Mortgage regulation at the moment could be compared with being at the 18-mile mark of a marathon. Most of the strong runners have already passed the finishing line by receiving their FSA grant of permission. Some of the field may have dropped out along the way and others are still trying to make it home. […]


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