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NSAFS poll shows saving is top financial priority for students

Students have identified saving as the financial priority they are most concerned about, according to a poll of further education (FE) students across England by the National Skills Academy for Financial Services (NSAFS). Over one quarter (28%) of students selected savings and 22% chose university fees as the two main areas of finance they wanted […]

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VAM Funds (Lux) range gains FSA approval to market in the UK

VAM Funds, the specialist investment boutique, has gained FSA approval, under UCITS III regulation, to market its Luxembourg-domiciled VAM Funds (Lux) range in the UK. The development will assist the company’s expansion in the UK retail market. Eight funds have gained approval from the FSA. They include: VAM US Micro Cap Growth Fund; VAM US […]

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Shadow Minister John Penrose highlights a need for higher skills in Britain’s economy at a NSAFS conference in the South West of England

To help employers in the region meet the needs of the evolving regulatory climate and changing political and economic landscape, the National Skills Academy for Financial Services (NSAFS) hosted a conference for South West financial services employers titled “Recession, recovery and regulation”. Keynote speaker John Penrose MP, Shadow Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Regulatory Reform […]

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Creative Benefit Solutions celebrates staff success

Creative Benefit Solutions (CBS), the specialist employee benefits consultancy, is celebrating the exam success of two of its Wealth Management team. Craig Harrison, who becomes the third qualified pensions transfer specialist with CBS, and Roland Baggott who has passed three exams over the past year and is well on the way to achieving diploma status […]

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Financial services employers in the South West are to come together and focus on recession, recovery and regulation at a NSAFS conference

To help employers in the region meet the needs of the evolving regulatory climate and changing political and economic landscape, independent education charity the National Skills Academy for Financial Services (NSAFS) is hosting a conference for South West financial services employers. With more than 87,000 people employed in financial services, the industry is a key […]

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Longbow launches EIS fund investing in emerging healthcare, life science and wellbeing companies

Longbow Capital LLP, the specialist venture investor, announces the launch of the Longbow Approved EIS Fund (the “Fund”), a tax-efficient investment vehicle offering investors the opportunity to invest in a portfolio of emerging healthcare, life science and wellbeing companies. The Fund will invest in a portfolio of 6 -8 companies within a 12 month period, […]

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Directors and shareholders urged to protect their wealth by Creative Benefit Solutions

Creative Benefit Solutions, the specialist employee benefits consultancy, announces the latest in its series of seminars designed to educate and inform directors and shareholders. The seminar entitled ‘Your Wealth, Your Business: Protect them or lose them’ is taking place at the Institute of Directors at 8.15am on Friday 26 February. The subjects covered will include: […]

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Higher education spending cuts: Investors should not be concerned say The Mansion Group

The Mansion Group says that investors in student property should not be worried about the university spending cuts recently announced by Lord Mandelson. The Mansion Student Accommodation Fund closed on its first acquisition in December 2009 and has more in the pipeline. Mark Stubbs, director of business development at The Mansion Group, says, “Student accommodation […]

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Midas completes sale of iimia Wealth Management

Further to the announcement made on 3 December 2009, Midas Capital PLC ("Midas") announces that it has completed the sale of iimia Wealth Management (“iWM”), trading as iimia plc, iimia Financial Planning Ltd and J K Miln & Co Ltd, to Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (“JLT”). The consideration receivable for iWM is £7.25million. This […]

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Creative Benefit Solutions urges employers to act now on “nest”

Andy McCarthy, Client Development Director at Creative Benefit Solutions, has strongly urged employers to set up their own pension scheme ahead of the introduction of NEST (National Employment Savings Trust) in 2012. Speaking on Friday at a Creative Benefit Solutions seminar, which ran in conjunction with Scottish Widows, Aegon and CTC Software, Mr McCarthy said […]

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