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Canada Life annual IHT survey results


75% of wealthy unaware of new residence nil rate band IHT allowance Just 4% were aware the new allowance will be up to £175,000 per individual Lack of awareness of IHT rules means families risk paying a bigger bill than they need 83% think the current inheritance tax rules are far too complex A remarkable […]

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Leeds bucks trend by setting ICR at 140%


Leeds Building Society has made a number of changes to its buy-to-let lending criteria, including raising its interest coverage ratio to 140 per cent. The society has bucked a trend of lenders increasing ICRs to 145 per cent and says its move from 125 per cent stress tests to 140 per cent for buy-to-let and […]

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Implications of the Italian referendum


Capital Market Notes, December 2016 David Lafferty, Chief Market Strategist at Natixis Global Asset Management, discusses the outcome of the Italian Referendum. Read the full article here

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L&G build-to-rent fund tops £1bn


Legal & General now has £1bn of investment capability in build-to-rent after its investment arm secured another £170m of equity investment. Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets…

Mortgage Mole: Left in the lavatory


Intrepid Mole, digging up the stories behind the news Left in the lavatory The Autumn Statement was the big news this week and the star of the show was the new chancellor, Philip Hammond. While Hammond may not be flavour of the month (nor indeed of the decade) in the market, he does have a […]

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Mainly IFA news…

LEBC reaches £500m assets on robo-advice service


The national advice firm's 'bionic' robo-advice offering now has 25,000 clients and £500 million of assets.

Pioneer suspends senior fixed income managers


Investment firm takes managers out of active duty after pair allegedly began work to set up another asset management company.

New platform helps advisers test business against Brexit


Model Office platform allows firms to assess their business against regulatory changes and government policy like the financial advice market review and Brexit.

Lack of trainee advisers 'real threat' to industry, Investec


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DWP considered prison sentences for pension cold call scammers


The DWP considered consulting on custodial sentences for pension cold caller scammers, but decided against including it in its published paper.

Mainly insurance news…

Court orders ex-Ropner Insurance employee to pay £21,000 in client poaching case


GRP spokesperson says firm is "pleased" with injunction decision and award of costs.

CFC brings in Evercore for potential refinancing


The MGA has appointed bankers to look at fresh investment but insisted it is not seeking a sale.

Thomas Miller Specialty and HDI to launch new marine and energy products in 2017


MGA partners with insurer HDI following the arrival of its new offshore marine and energy team.

Brunel joins Association of Consultancy and Engineering broker panel


PI broker joins panel for 2017 along with Griffiths & Armour and Willis Towers Watson.

GRP posts £400m GWP


But posts £7.11m loss due to acquisition drive.

Mainly international news…

Regulating Rops will ‘level playing field’, say providers


In Monday’s draft of the Finance Bill, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) said that from April 2017 it will require all recognised overseas pensions schemes (Rops) outside the EU to be approved by a local regulator...

HMRC tightens noose on advisers who enable tax avoidance


In Monday’s draft of the Finance Bill, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) confirmed that it will introduce heavy penalties for ‘enablers’ of tax avoidance as the UK moves to stamp out dodgy tax practices. ...

US asset manager Oppenheimer targets EMEA with Dublin Ucits


The launch of the OppenheimerFunds Icav will initially comprise three sub-funds covering global value, global equity and developing markets, which debuted last week. Prior to joining OppenheimerFunds,...

ABN Amro exits Asia and Middle East in Liechtenstein sale


The sale to LGT Group marked the fifth foreign private bank to withdraw from their Asia operations this year, and further consolidation is expected to continue. ABN Amro said it will focus on the private...

UK's plan to review portfolio bond ‘anomaly’ welcomed


In the draft Finance Bill on Monday, the UK government confirmed that it will review PPBs as announced in the Autumn Statement last month. The investigation is designed to address cases where expats,...

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