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Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:42 Extra VAT costs for finance firms to run into £100millions Financial services firms across Europe face extra VAT costs running into £100 millions in the UK alone, PwC has warned.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 11:28 Ex-IFP President: Scots yes vote a nightmare scenario Scottish independence poses a "nightmare scenario" for the financial services industry despite the yes campaign's insistence it can be a strong economic power on its own, a former IFP president says.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 09:58 Platforum confirms resignation of founder Holly Mackay The founder and managing director of the Platforum has quit, it has been confirmed.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 09:24 War paint at the ready for Paraplanners Pow Wow A lick of war paint and a splash of colour will be applied to the faces of scores of Paraplanners heading for an unconventional gathering of the profession tomorrow.
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 11:10 Architas cuts Multi-Asset Passive fund range price Architas has announced this morning that it is cutting the price of its Multi-Asset Passive fund range.
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The Financial Services Compensation Scheme is pinning its hopes of increasing consumer confidence in the industry on a celebrity led campaign, which has launched today.

Reports in the national media of a £600m takeover offer from Old Mutual for wealth management firm Quilter Cheviot have been described as "rumours" by the private equity firm, which controls it.

The chief executive of Scottish Widows has warned that the pensions industry is in danger of "breaching its capacity to cope" with the radical overhaul of the system underway.

The Pensions Advisory Service says it has seen a trebling of enquiries about pensions after the Budget reforms announced by Chancellor George Osborne in March.


A u-turn has been performed by Skandia as the firm announced it had decided to keep the Invesco Perpetual funds open to investment.

A Financial Planning firm has been told to pay a client compensation after an adviser gave her "wrong advice" regarding her pension.

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