WPA is doubling its discount for health and dental plans bought online from 10 per cent to 20 per cent. The discounts apply to premiums quoted for Providential, mini-cashplan and XS health as well as flexible health, flexible health freelance and professional health PMI plans.
The pension industry is warning the Treasury that trying to axe Asps could be a dicey move, says James SalmonAn inside source at the Treasury accuses tax advisers of “wilfully seeking to abuse” Asps, which were set up as a special concession for a select group of people with a religious objection to annuitisation and […]
Aifa is on a collision course with the Treasury after urg- ing advisers to continue recommending alternatively secured pensions to clients despite warnings from the Treasury that it will scrap Asps if they do. The Treasury is now considering all options to ensure that Asps are used exclu- sively for religious groups with moral objections […]
Woolwich has moved to calm broker fears by announcing it is planning to upgrade its retention scheme to include regulated mortgages. It is also considering plans to pay full proc fees on retained business rather than the current rate of 0.2 per cent. The lender currently pays retention fees only on mortgages sold before M-Day […]
Kevin Duffy, Mortgage View
After a flat year for European equities, in which the Artemis European Growth Fund outperformed, manager Philip Wolstencroft is (cautiously) optimistic about 2016.
News and expert analysis straight to your inboxSign up
Latest from Money Marketing
The New Model Business Academy received just over half the Government funding for its apprenticeship programme it was hoping for, which has led to paraplanner and administrator apprenticeships being shelved. NMBA, which is part of the SimplyBiz Group, announced earlier today it is opening applications for its apprenticeship programme this week. In December, it received […]
Platform Alliance Trust Savings must compensate a client after he was unable to make several investments because the online service was down. The client, Mr W, had around £2m in his Sipp fund with ATS. In late June 2016, his advisers tried to make a number of investments into specific funds, however, these did not […]
Last year, Money Marketing took a deep dive into how advisers are remunerated with an extensive reader survey. This year, we’re going even bigger and better, teaming up with recruitment consultancy BWD to bring you the definitive picture on pay. With your help, we hope to decode how qualifications, employment status, geography, gender, job title and other […]