This is the time of year when I am invited by the building societies in which I have savings to participate in their democratic life. It’s, frankly, not much of an invitation. 297 more words
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The View from the Manor – It is important to review your investments on a regular basis to ensure they are continuing to meet your expectations. 307 more words
BRG held a webinar on Seven Practical Steps towards Mastering Conduct Risk on 8 December in conjunction with the British Bankers Association.
A key message from the webinar was that the often-bandied phrase “conduct risk appetite” is a misnomer (i.e., a firm can’t set a tolerance for customer detriment or market failure; by inference, both must be zero). 275 more words
As part of its ongoing review of the UK savings market, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a ‘name-and-shame’ list of banks and building societies offering very low interest rates, with some giving savers returns of just 0.01%. 291 more words
The new Help to Buy ISA scheme, announced by the Chancellor in the March Budget, came into effect this week, with various banks and building societies launching their products onto the market. 139 more words