Co-op posts £2.5bn loss after ‘disastrous’ year

Professional Adviser | 17 Apr 2014 | 10:01

The Co-operative group has reported a record loss for the bank of £2.5bn after a “disastrous year” during which its banking division and the wider group came close to collapse.

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HMRC issues new rebate tax guidance after raft of enquiries

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has issued fresh guidance on its decision to tax unit rebates after receiving a number of queries from fund groups and platforms.

Professional Adviser | 17 Apr 2014 | 07:52
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Tech rout continues as Google falls on weak earnings

Google shares moved sharply lower in after-hours trading following a disappointing update, with the negative sentiment that has blighted the sector showing no sign of abating.

Professional Adviser | 17 Apr 2014 | 07:50

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Steve Webb calls for flat rate 30% tax relief

Steve Webb has called for an overhaul of tax relief on pension contributions that would see a flat 30% rate introduced and the lifetime allowance axed.

Professional Adviser | 16 Apr 2014 | 16:19

Hargreaves in talks over Woodford as assets pass £45bn

Hargreaves Lansdown has said Neil Woodford's new fund management venture could provide a further boost to its business after it reported record net inflows of £1.83bn for the first quarter.

Professional Adviser | 16 Apr 2014 | 07:37

Charles Stanley warns rising costs to 'hit profits by 10%’

Charles Stanley’s pre-tax profits are likely to fall 10% short of market expectations due to rising costs, the wealth manager has warned.

Professional Adviser | 16 Apr 2014 | 07:34

UK inflation falls to fresh four-year low in March

UK CPI inflation fell for a sixth consecutive month in March to hit a fresh four-year low, according to latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.

IFAonline | 15 Apr 2014 | 10:19

Goldman Sachs: We are not in a dotcom bubble

Goldman Sachs has sought to reassure clients spooked by the recent falls in tech stocks, saying the US is unlikely to suffer a 2000-style crash.

IFAonline | 15 Apr 2014 | 07:47

Investment advisers hit with additional £7m FSCS levy bill

Most types of financial services firms will pay a lower than expected Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) levy for 2014-2015 after it cut its bill by £37m, but investment advisers face another hike in costs.

Professional Adviser | 15 Apr 2014 | 07:42

Old Mutual reviews Henderson and Intrinsic fund deal

Old Mutual is reviewing Intrinsic’s risk-rated Cirilium proposition in a move which could see it take over the range from Henderson.

Professional Adviser | 14 Apr 2014 | 15:49

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Professional Adviser | 14 Apr 2014 | 15:26

Adviser masterclass: How to explain fees to clients

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Professional Adviser | 14 Apr 2014 | 15:24

FCA wins Court of Appeal battle over land banking scheme

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has won a Court of Appeal victory over a land banking scheme but said it is unlikely investors will get back all of their cash.

Professional Adviser | 14 Apr 2014 | 10:08

Brooks Macdonald to create fixed income unit after £11m acquisition

Brooks Macdonald's asset management business has acquired Jersey-based DPZ in a deal that will add a further £360m to its discretionary AUM.

Professional Adviser | 14 Apr 2014 | 10:02

Fraudsters target Axa Investment Managers

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a warning about fraudsters claiming to represent Axa Investment Managers UK.

Professional Adviser | 13 Apr 2014 | 21:53

Facebook eyes foray into financial services - report

Groundbreaking social network service Facebook is set to expand into financial services, according to reports.

Professional Adviser | 13 Apr 2014 | 21:36

IMA to introduce benchmark for turnover costs

The Investment Management Association (IMA) is planning an industry standard for how fund groups disclose turnover costs, it has emerged.

Professional Adviser | 11 Apr 2014 | 15:14

FCA inquirer Clifford Chance on regulator's s166 panel

Law firm Clifford Chance - which has been hired by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to review its handling of the release of market-sensitive information to the press - is also a member of the regulator's panel of lawyers tasked with investigating financial institutions.

Professional Adviser | 11 Apr 2014 | 12:16

IMA to merge with ABI investment division

The Investment Management Association (IMA)is to merge with the Association of British Insurers' (ABI) investment affairs unit in a bid to give fund managers a single, stronger representative voice.

IFAonline | 11 Apr 2014 | 07:41

Nasdaq slides 3% as shares tumble in latest tech sell-off

The Nasdaq index suffered its worst day since 2011 yesterday, dropping over 3% as investors continued to switch out of technology and biotechnology holdings.

Professional Adviser | 11 Apr 2014 | 07:38


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