Barings awarded RQFII status

The asset manager received a quota under the Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) scheme.


Low-cost ‘large mortgage’ service launched

A large mortgage advice service has been launched to counter high arrangement fees for more complex mortgages, Chris Morgan, lead financial adviser at Unusual Risks, has announced.


Diamonds are forever

Top reason for borrowing against wedding rocks includes to cover divorce settlement costs


Cornish IFA expands services

Helston-based independent financial advice firm, Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management, is extending its services to include mortgage advice for the holiday home market.


Aberdeen to fix the operating costs across its fund range

The asset manager has proposed to fix the “operating, administration and servicing expenses” on its funds, which are not included in the annual management charge (AMC) but are included in the ongoing charges figure (OCF).


Asset management industry “already moving to centre-stage”

Europe’s asset management industry is already in the process of moving to centre-stage not just within the financial services industry but in the broader economy, delegates have been told at PwC’s 15th annual European Asset Management Conferen


Coutts UK to be ringfenced from overseas sale

Royal Bank of Scotland will categorically rule out a potential bid for the whole of Coutts, its wealth management arm for affluent individuals, from Italian domestic lender Intesa Sanpaolo.