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One to One: Keith Barber, National Counties Building Society


An expat mortgage prompted by broker feedback, an individual approach to underwriting, and beekeeping National Counties recently released an expat mortgage. What prompted this? We listen to feedbac…

Trustee Residence TC 2016


The residence status of trustees as a body is determined as follows: All trustees are resident in the United Kingdom The trust is resident in the UK for income tax and capital gains tax purposes. All trustees are resident outside the UK The trust is not resident in the UK for income tax and capital […]

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Discounted Gift Trust


Discounted gift trusts (DGTs) are popular inheritance tax (IHT) planning arrangements. Why is the term discounted used? The term 'discounted' is used because the value transferred on establishing the trust is less than the amount invested. This is the logical consequence of the fact that the settlor is entitled to a stream of capital payments. […]

The post Discounted Gift Trust appeared first on Mortgage Strategy.

In My Opinion: How safe is property investment?


Property remains a sound investment — Brexit or no Brexit – but it is crucial to understand how you are investing Property funds have been in the news a lot over the past few weeks following the decision by a number of high-profile equity-based commercial property funds — from Aviva and Henderson to M&G and […]

The post In My Opinion: How safe is property investment? appeared first on Mortgage Strategy.

Virgin Money’s pre-tax profit up 53%


  Virgin Money’s pre-tax profit rose 53 per cent to £101.8m in the first half from £66.4m in H1 2015. The firm’s net lending was £2.2bn, up 29 per cent. Virgin Money says it now controls 3.6 per cent of the gross mortgage lending market. The lender is planning to pay an interim dividend of […]

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Mainly IFA news…

CISI selects winner of the 2016/17 Hoare Nairne Scholarship


The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) has announced Shih Yen Wan of Coutts & Co as the recipient of this year's Hoare Nairne Scholarship.

Asset manager and investors hand consolidator £40m for acquisition drive


Fusion Asset Management plans to give advice subsidiary Loyal North up to £40 million to buy advice firms.

FAMR panel chief: IFA input was 'loud and cogent'


Scottish Widows chair Nick Prettejohn has said IFAs were adequately represented on the advice review panel.

Chancellor’s legacy: Farewell George, it was an interesting ride


Andrew Pennie looks at the legacy of George Osborne's pension revolution but says we cannot let the market develop in its current form...

MAS reverses losses to post £3m surplus in tumultuous year


The Money Advice Service (MAS) has posted a £3m surplus for the past year despite a damaging review and the government’s decision to scrap the service in its current form.

Mainly insurance news…

UK insurers to support brokers following Enterprise liquidation


Motor insurers fear news could have negative impact on the UK insurance market.

Flint Insurance refinances with RBS


Regional broker plans to grow through acquisitions.

Carole Nash grows turnover to £26.2m


Motor broker sees 77% increase in pre tax profit according to results for 2015.

A & A Group rebrands as Complete Cover Group


The rebrand will provide the firm with the ability to support growth through additional channels.

MPs call for FCA to break up


MPs say regulator is "outdated and unfair" and merits re-examination.

Mainly international news…

Brexit vote reignites debate over cuts to pensions tax relief


It comes in the wake of the EU referendum in June which saw British prime minister David Cameron replaced by Theresa May following weeks of economic and political turmoil. Former foreign secretary...

UK’s Cisi partners with Dubai University to offer courses


Describing the partnership as the first of its kind in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the trade body said the courses are aimed at “bridging the gap between academia and the workplace”. The qualifications...

Committee recommends FCA split to set up enforcement body


A report issued by the committee examining the collapse of UK high street bank HBOS described the current situation, whereby most of the United Kingdom’s regulatory enforcement expertise sits within the...

Brooklands appoints administrator, Heritage takes over Sipps


With effect from 25 July 2016, Heritage Pensions is now the operator of the Brooklands Sipp and IVCM Heritage Trustees are the trustees of the Brooklands Sipp, the administrators said. Paul Evans,...

PEOPLE MOVES: Aviva Investors, BNY Mellon, HSBC Private Bank


Aviva Investors Kevin Talbot, chief executive and chief investment officer of Aviva Investors Asia Pacific is to retire. Talbot has been chief executive since June 2014 having joined the firm in 2010....

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