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VitalityLife introduces two tools for advisers

Today

VitalityLife has launched two tools to help advisers do business with their clients - an income protection 'Reality Checker' and a Trust Hub. The insurer's Reality Checker hel…

EU regulators to probe retail costs and performance

Today

EU regulators are set to conduct a large-scale study into the cost and performance of both active and passive funds, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) chair Steven Maijoor ha…

FCA report points to all-round confusion about retirement options

Today

Many consumers are not well-informed on decisions they make about their income in retirement and are baffled by many aspects of the process, according to a report by the Financial Conduct A…

Chartered bodies push for better information sharing about individuals

Today

The Chartered Body Alliance has urged regulators, firms and professional bodies to work together to tighten the fitness and propriety assessments of financial services professionals. …

Adviser Home and Munnypot to offer robo-service for advisers

Today

Adviser communications and services platform Adviser Home has teamed up with automated investment provider Munnypot to offer an automated advice service to advisers. The servi…

GDPR and financial advice: Data accuracy

Today

In the second of a series of articles based on the initial meeting of the Intelliflo GDPR Working Group to discuss the ramifications of the GDPR for financial advice firms, Rob Walton consid…

FCA: 2.7m people who need pension advice not getting it

Today

The FCA's Financial Lives Survey has found that 2.7m people approaching retirement are not getting advice even though they need it.

FCA: 15 million people have no private pension despite AE

Today

Millions of people still don't have a private pension, with younger people particularly affected, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned in its latest report. In its…

Top 100 2017: The next 25 firms on our list

Today

Here is the next batch of advice firms that made it on to this year's New Model Adviser® Top 100.

FCA: 13% claim to have been mis-sold by their adviser

Today

One in eight people who received financial advice in the past 12 months claim to have been mis-sold an investment or pension product, according to a wide-ranging consumer survey by the Fina…

CFA UK: Half of City's EU workers could leave after Brexit

Today

More than half of EU nationals currently working in investment management in the UK are not confident they will continue working in the country after Brexit, a report from the CFA Society U…

15 million people not saving in a pension, FCA warns

Today

Regulator's survey finds 15 million people are not currently saving into a pension.

FCA chief: pension freedoms mean fund managers face gov’t scrutiny

Today

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) chief executive Andrew Bailey has told investment managers that they are more important than ever to public policy, in light of changes to long-term saving.

FCA's Bailey: More work to be done on fees

Today

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) chief executive Andrew Bailey has said despite "big changes" already taking place in the area of fund fees, more work is required from the industry and the…

Regulators hit Rio with £28m fine and fraud charge

Today

US Securities and Exchange Commission accuses mining giant of cover up and Financial Conduct Authority imposes record penalty for failure to disclose loss-making acquisition.

Wednesday Papers: Airbus challenges Boeing with vow to create US jobs

Today

And UK inflation reaches 5-year high at 3% as food and transport costs push up consumer price index in September.

Overnight Markets: Healthcare stocks boost Dow, S&P 500

Today

The Dow Jones briefly broke above the 23,000-point mark for the first time.

Carney rules out building interest rate 'war chest'

Yesterday

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said it would not be "appropriate" to build a "war chest in interest rate terms" to use in case of future shocks, even as he predicted inflation wou…

Pearson leaps and Merlin dives as FTSE slips

Yesterday

Education group Pearson thrills investors with positive update after tough two years but Merlin Entertainments plunges as security fears deter visitors.

Tim Sargisson: Three critical issues for empire builders

Yesterday

Tim Sargisson highlights three concerns he believes should be viewed as critically important by any financial advice firm whose business model might put it in the category of 'empire builde…

Mainly insurance news…

Meet the 2017 Broker Apprentices

Today

After interviews in Birmingham, Manchester, London and by Skype the six contestants can be revealed.

FCA survey reveals gaps in consumer insurance knowledge and take-up

Today

Regulator publishes findings of its largest research pool with UK consumers.

InsurTech Futures: Worry + Peace creates ‘insurance’ email platform

Today

Firm predicts new service will help generate leads for brokers.

Ecclesiastical launches three specialist heritage products

Yesterday

Products designed to allow brokers to tailor cover for commercial heritage property owners.

Biba to increase fees by 2.5% for 2018

Yesterday

CEO Steve White said the fees go up each year to reflect inflation and increased costs such as the Litmus Test and software house resilience testing.

Markerstudy’s Trice app available to whitelabel for brokers

Yesterday

The insurer said the app has been designed to help customers save time when buying insurance and will also see Markerstudy move to offer on demand motor cover.

CII sells Aldermanbury

Monday

The Chartered Insurance Institute is to sell its historic headquarters to the City of London Corporation.

Marmalade partners with Ignite on telematics platform

Monday

New project is now being rolled out to Marmalade's broker partners.

Turnover grows for Stackhouse Poland

Monday

The business bought Lucas Fettes in 2016.

#Insagepeople: 16 - 22 October 2017

Monday

Keep up to date with the latest people moves.

Hyperion plans stake sale, reports say

Friday

The company has hired Morgan Stanley to advise on a sale of part of the business.

Broking Break: Your Top 5

Friday

Towergate-owner Ardonagh Group’s latest buys get two mentions in this week’s top five while a new winner of the Brokerbility survey, changes in car premium rates and an indepth analysis of consolidation make up the rest of the most read list.

Oak Underwriting adds cyber to HNW product

Friday

The provider is to include cyber cover automatically as part of its HNW home product and is partnering with insurer Das to offer increased cover.

Quizzical Questions: 13 October 2017

Friday

Test your knowledge of the week's news with our topical quiz.

Video: A broking minute with Marc Loud

12 Oct 2017

The Park Insurance partner faces the camera for this month's challenge.

Allianz swoops into top spot in Brokerbility survey

12 Oct 2017

Axa retains lead spot in claims category.

HNW Forum: Raising awareness of kidnap and ransom

12 Oct 2017

Giles Greenfield, CEO of Markham Private Clients, is speaking at the HNW Forum next week on crisis solutions for wealthy clients.

Pre-tax profit grows to £3.2m for Devitt in 2016

12 Oct 2017

Motorcycle broker looking to buy books of business.

Ardonagh’s Mastercover deal “symbolic”

11 Oct 2017

Janice Deakin reveals that Mastercover will be part of the advisory division of Towergate and it’s the first acquisition for that part of the business since 2012.

“No plans to change Carole Nash” after £65m Ardonagh deal

11 Oct 2017

Janice Deakin and Ian Donaldson pledge stability for the motorbike broker and say that it will be working with Autonet to enhance digital capabilities.

Mainly international news…

How to make the most of social media

31 Dec 2017

*based on total active accounts on the top social network in each country, compared to population. Social media is here to stay. In their report ‘Digital in 2017 Global Overview’, global agency ‘We...

Chartered bodies alliance targets 'bad apples'

Today

The comments were made by the alliance in its response to the Banking Standard Board’s (BSB) consultation on certification and risk. Formed in March this year, the Chartered Body Alliance is composed...

Isle of Man sets up specialist unit to combat cyber attacks

Today

The Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance (OCSIA) has been created in response to the growing threat of high profile cyber attacks against national infrastructure, organisations and economically...

New products needed to defuse pensions time bomb, FCA says

Today

FCA chief executive Andrew Bailey said the government and regulators are “showing so much more interest” in the investment industry in part bacuase of recent changes to the retirement market. He said...

Fear and ignorance holding back EM investors, survey finds

Today

The study, which surveyed just over 1,000 UK adults who don’t typically use a financial adviser, found the biggest barrier to investing in emerging markets was a lack of knowledge with 58% of respondents...

HMRC raids on Newcastle United FC ruled legal by High Court

Today

Warrants were issued to HMRC in April allowing investigators to search properties and seize documents as part of a probe into suspected evasion of VAT, income tax and national insurance contributions by...

Rio Tinto hit with record FCA fine and US fraud charges

Today

The mining giant and two of its top executives, former chief executive Tom Albanese and chief financial officer Guy Elliot, have been accused by New York’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of hiding...

UK asset management to see post-Brexit flight of EU nationals

Yesterday

The survey of more than 1,100 investment professionals working in the UK analysed the impact of Brexit on their future plans. One key finding from the survey is that only 42% of EU nationals polled...

More IFAs on the hunt for acquisitions than selling up

Yesterday

Harrison Spence, which specialises in preparing IFA mergers and acquisitions, has reported more enquiries looking to make a purchase than looking to sell. The figures add an extra dimension to figures...

Fugitive Russian oligarch had five ‘sham’ offshore trusts

Yesterday

Sergei Viktorovich Pugachev, who is currently living in France to evade a UK arrest warrant, established the trusts to hold UK, French and Swiss assets. The wealth represents the remainder of a fortune...

FCA warns more products needed for ageing population

Yesterday

Linda Woodall, director of life insurance and financial advice for the UK's Financial Conduct Authority, made the comments in a speech at the Ageing Population Occasional Paper Launch Event in London on...

PEOPLE MOVES: Sun Life, Irwin Mitchell, Sanlam and others

Yesterday

Sun Life Sun Life Hong Kong is building up its high net worth capabilities with the recruitment of Jeroen Simons as director, HNW business development. Simons has been tasked with bringing a range...

Panama Papers blog linked to Maltese journalist's murder

Yesterday

Caruana Galizia was killed in a blast on Monday, four months after Joseph Muscat's Labour Party won a snap election. An election the Malta prime minister had called after the blog linked him and his...

Nearly 50% of UAE advisers ‘anxious’ about new rules

Yesterday

More than 150 key distribution partners of the insurance company who attended a training event were asked about how they think new regulations that are designed to increase cost transparency and improve...

Chinese government wants stakes in widely-held web giants

Monday

Chinese authorities aim to take board seat by buying stakes in high flying internet giants that are widely held in many funds for sale in Asia. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the state is...

Ex-Goldman veteran to launch Ucits Indian equity fund

Monday

Prashant Khemka, an Indian equity veteran who spent 17 years at GSAM before stepping down in April, will launch the fund early next year as part of White Oak Capital Management, the Mumbai-based boutique...

Israel tightens up residency rules with 7 conditions

Monday

The country's tax law offers tax benefits to new immigrants, including a ten-year exemption from taxation with respect to his or her non-Israeli-sourced income. According to law firm Herzog Fox & Neeman​...

Premier League striker first in a raft of 'image rights' tax investigations

Monday

The case against Geovanni Gómez seems unlikely precisely because he is so unknown. Known simply as Geovanni on the field, the Brazilian ended 2008 as Hull's top scorer in their first season in the...

First ETN tracking 'crypto-fuel' lists on Nasdaq

Monday

CoinShares, an offshoot of the XBT Providers platform, revealed the launch of two ETNs which offer investors exposure to the price of ether, the native currency used in transactions on the Ethereum platform....