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UK growth revised up


The quarterly rise in GDP in Q1 has been revised up from 0.3% to 0.4% and growth for 2014 as a whole has been revised up from 2.8% to 3%, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.

RLA produces landlord guide


The Residential Landlords Association has launched an online guide explaining the legal standards required of landlords.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Budget predictions for housing


There’s a week to go until the Summer Budget announcement, and unsurprisingly prediction making is in full flow, writes David Ingram, founder of

Keystone’s buy-to-let contract with Aldermore ends


Keystone’s funding contract with Aldermore Bank has ended after a three years, originating close to £200m in loans.

LV to hold CPD protection seminars


Protection specialist LV= is hosting seven income protection seminars for advisers who want to look at how they can boost their income protection sales.

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Vote now: Which of these paraplanners deserves recognition?


Which of these paraplanners deserves recognition? Professional Adviser is inviting IFAs, business owners and other interested parties to vote for the paraplanners they think deserve an award...

FTSE slides 1% as Greece makes last-ditch offer


Fears of the damage a Greek euro exit could cause saw the FTSE 100 fall, although there was good news on the UK economy.

Pension tax relief changes could lead to 'dark place', warns Steve Webb


Further changes to pensions tax relief could lead the industry “into a very dark place”, according to ex-pensions minister Steve Webb.

Bold and brilliant adviser websites: Think yours is one of them?


Professional Adviser is on the look-out for bold and brilliant adviser websites. Does yours deserve our attention? Professional Adviser is on the look-out for bold and brilliant adviser websites. Does yours deserve our attention?

FCA faces challenges to deliver Mifid paper by December deadline


The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has admitted it will be ‘challenging’ to publish its consultation paper on the EU’s upcoming Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (Mifid II) by the originally proposed December deadline as policy staff time becomes squeezed.

Mainly insurance news…

The Zurich Insurance Masters: Tough competition


Brokers say conditions are fantastic as they compete for a coveted spot in the final.

CDL's profit soars by 153% to £5.5m


Software company's post-tax profit for the year to the end of September 2014 compares with £2.2m in 2013.

Green Insurance plans more deals


Duncan Coleman, managing director, reveals they are hoping for more acquisitions as M B Mulcahy deals takes GWP up to around £22m.

Hughes Insurance to revert to panel of insurers


Broker to move away from operating with its owner, Liberty, as a standalone underwriter.

The Zurich Insurance Masters: Southern brokers ready to battle it out


Seventy-five hopefuls compete for 25 places in the final.

Mainly international news…

Capstone Financial launches in-house DFM service


Hong Kong-based advisory firm, the Capstone Financial Group, has unveiled its own discretionary fund management (DFM) service to help centralise client accounts and steer the business towards a fully fee-based structure.

ETFs to become core portfolio holdings in Asia


Distributors in Asia-Pacific are likely to use exchange-traded funds and other index-tracking products as core holdings when building model portfolios, according to Cerulli Associates.

ABI urges UK Gov’t to hold fire on second-hand annuities


The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has urged the UK Government to hold fire on its 2016 roll-out of a second-hand annuity market so it can properly ensure consumer protection.

Sesame to shut office ahead of network closure


UK-based advisory network, Sesame, is to shut down one of its offices by the end of the summer and is currently consulting staff as it prepares to close its network for wealth firms.

Dubai Gov’t initiates crackdown on unlicensed legal firms


The Dubai Government has identified more than 60 law firms operating illegally in the jurisdiction as part of its new crackdown on unlicensed legal services providers.

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