Professional Pointers October 2006 »
A regulatory news bulletin for October 2006.
Regulatory news September 2006 »
A collection of regulatory news articles from September
Pensions tax simplification - April 2006 »
On 6 April 2006, a new tax regime was applied to all pension schemes. The old system with its several different sets of rules applicable to different schemes was replaced with one unified approach. Pensions professionals need to be aware of some key issues.
Personal Finance Society appoints new CEO »
The Personal Finance Society is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Tim Eadon as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 5 June 2006.
Cash support for London based CII students »
The Learning and Skills Council and the European Social Fund are working with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and Careers London to offer businesses in East/South East London up to £1,000 towards an individual's CII studies.
Broking Faculty unveils engineering masterclass »
The Faculty of Insurance Broking in conjunction with the British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA) is to deliver a regional programme of Engineering Insurance Masterclasses, in February and March 2006.
Hundreds apply for Chartered Financial Planner Title »
Industry support for the CII's new Chartered Financial Planner title has been overwhelming with 539 people being awarded the title within the first month of its availability.
CII breaks new ground with Job Role & Competency Framework »
The Chartered Insurance Institute has introduced a Job Role and Competency Framework to support all those working in the insurance market. It will help organisations and individuals determine what knowledge and skills are required to perform successfully in the work environment and achieve regulatory compliance.
CII establishes specialist business development teams »
The Chartered Insurance Institute is to introduce a more focussed approach to the way it does business with its key markets by establishing two specialist teams within its business development function.
News digest 2005 (financial services) »
A brief synopsis of news relating to the financial services
industry for August-December 2005
Conference recognises role of professional brokers »
Insurance broking was to the fore at the UK Insurance & Financial Services Conference 2005, hosted by the CII and CILA at the QEII Conference Centre in central London.
Southeast building plans pose threat to flooding »
Plans to build up to 300,000 homes in south-east England could increase flood claims by 5% nationally and by 75% in the areas where the homes are being built, according to the Association of British Insurers. The ABI warns that building homes in these areas may cause claims to jump by £55m a year. So for losses as a result of floods to increase, flooding in the UK would not need to become more likely.
London has 4 goals to meet to remain at centre of global insurance »
Mike Pulfer, manager of the CII's London Market Faculty, looks at the faculty's progress as it approaches its first birthday (September 2005).
Drive for change »
A special report by Insurance Day on the changes in the London Market in 2005.
You, the FSA and lifetime mortgages »
Advisers who include lifetime mortgages within their portfolio need to carefully consider the FSA requirements for holding the appropriate qualification. Lifetime mortgages, which will cover both equity release and home reversion plans, have been categorised as 'higher risk' by the FSA and there are separate rules in Chapter 8 of MCOB regarding the Advising and Selling standards to be followed in these sales.