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Mainly mortgage news…

FTBs on board with H2B ISA


Half (48%) of potential first-time buyers plan to take out the government’s Help to Buy ISA, Halifax research has revealed.

Welcome to China’s financial markets


By Julien Calavia, Analyst, Hedge Funds, Aberdeen In the second in a three-part series on China, Julien Calavia, Analyst, Hedge Funds, explores the country’s liberalisation of its interest rate and derivatives markets. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll be aware that things are afoot in China. The country’s economic transition from investment and […]

Boosting our annuity strategies


Targeting annuity purchase in lifestyle strategies isn’t anything new but we’ve just lifted the bonnet and injected an enhancement shot into the end-point of these solutions. The recent volatility has shot short-term volatility into equity markets and painted a very turbulent backdrop but we’re also equally faced with a stressed fixed interest environment. This can […]

House prices rise 3.7% year-on-year


House prices rose by 3.7 per cent from £189,388 a year ago to £196,305 in November, the latest figures from Nationwide Building Society show. The month-on-month increase was just 0.1 per cent and annual growth softened from 3.9 per cent in the year to October. Meanwhile, separate figures from the Land Registry for October show […]

FCA eyes FOS payout cap hike


The FCA is considering raising the FOS compensation cap from the current level of £150,000. In a discussion paper published today on how it deals with small businesses, the regulator outlines options to expand its eligibility criteria. It says irrespective of expanding its scope, the maximum pay out may need to be raised from £150,000. […]

Mainly IFA news…

Most Asian shares slide after mixed close from Wall Street


But Chinese equities opened higher today after Friday’s sharp slide.

Monday Papers: Deutsche Bank created tax avoidance plans


And the IMF to include Chinese yuan in its elite club of major currencies in a historic vote of confidence for the renminbi.

Steal a march: Everything advisers need to know about the week


Our weekly heads-up on the key dates, events, jobs, quotes, and other bits for professional financial advisers...

Sunday Papers: Shell-BG deal to win green light


And American big business faces the G20 in a fight for $2.1tn in unpaid tax.

Saturday Papers: UK growth hit by drag from net trade


And HSBC whistleblower given five years’ jail over biggest leak in banking history.

Mainly insurance news…

Inter Hannover to buy specialist church insurer


CGI set to be sold by the Congregational and General Charitable Trust.

The winner is revealed in the Insurance Debate


Brokers have been voting on whether insurance will ever match medicine, law or accountancy in the public’s eye.

FCA seeks views about regulatory framework for SMEs


Regulator says its discussion paper follows issues with the way some financial services firms have treated SME clients.

Broking Break: Your top five stories of the week


It was Towergate, Towergate, Towergate this week as the consolidator hit the headlines with a £5.5m loss for Q3. But what other companies have you also been reading about?

Broking Break: Key networking tips


Ahead of Digital Broker Belfast, and in advance of the many Christmas drinks parties in the calendar, networking expert Melissa Kidd, of Motem, shares here top tips for meeting new contacts.

Mainly international news…

PraxisIFM makes third acquisition in two months


The acquisition means that PraxisIFM will be able to offer administration services for onshore, as well as offshore, investment trusts giving clients additional flexibility. The announcement follows...

Defensive assets continue to find favour


The UK Equity Income and Property sectors topped the sales charts, as they did in September. However, there was more change further down the sales table. The Short Term Money Market sector proved popular...

UK tax evaders given one last chance to come clean


The existing disclosure facilities will be replaced by a new tougher, last chance facility from 2016. Those who continue to evade will face new tougher financial and criminal sanctions. Coming clean...

FEIFA partners with GAM


“We feel that the company is an excellent fit with our existing affiliations, not least due to its personalised collective account (PCA), which offers investors, via IFAs, access to the company’s award-winning...

Isle of Man chief calls Osborne’s tax clampdown 'unrealistic'


Speaking to International Adviser on a visit to London for the British Irish Council, Bell said there had already been too many headline grabbing figures cited in the past by the UK chancellor, and others,...

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