Monthly Archives: November 2015

Top 100 Financial Advisers

Compiled in conjunction with Matrix Solutions, the rankings show the list of the biggest and most successful financial adviser firms in the UK, as indicated by sales of life and pension products. At first glance, little has changed at the top of the list, with St James’s Place and Hargreaves Lansdown occupying first and second… Read more »

Share markets enjoy October rally

Equity markets generally rallied during October while daily volatility was less pronounced than in recent months. Investor sentiment received a boost from the news that China’s central bank had implemented another cut in interest rates although the International Monetary Fund reduced its forecast for global economic growth from 3.3% to 3.1% for this year and… Read more »

Changes to Financial Service compensation scheme

From 1 January 2016, British savers will receive a lower guarantee on their deposits. At present, in the unlikely event that a UK bank or building society collapses, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) will pay compensation of up to £85,000 per person or small business, per authorised bank or building society. However, from the… Read more »