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The base rate is going to be stuck at 0.5 percent for years to come, according to experts, so where does that leave savers? Yes, the base rate needs to be low for any real economic recovery, and many mortgage holders can't believe their luck, with many seeing their payments plummet. But there is always a flipside, and with a low base rate comes low savings rates. With inflation up at 5 percent (as measured by the Retail Prices Index) it is impossible to get a savings account that even maintains the value of your money, let alone increases it, so what should savers do in such a low rate environment? We’re wondering who is.
The Institute provides accreditation and professional qualifications to UK and international members. Current (designated) qualifications include (in ascending level order): Cert CII, Dip CII, Advanced Dip CII (ACII - previously called Associateship CII) & Fellowship CII (FCII). ACII and FCII accredited members are eligible to apply for election to Chartered Insurer status, which is based on experience in the insurance industry alongside these qualifications. These titles may be used by any person upon completion of the required level of qualification and confirmation from the institute. Every CII member in the UK is also a ...
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Making Sure Your Financial Adviser is a Real Expert
Appointing a financial adviser with expert qualifications should be easy. The alphabet soup of designations that exist today in the world of financial planning can look impressive, but many consumers are relying on expert guidance from an adviser that has earned his or her qualifications from a set of simple exam papers equivalent to a GCSE module. The benchmark qualification for financial advisers in the UK is the Certificate in Financial Planning. The papers required to pass this Certificate develop a broad-based knowledge and understanding of core financial planning topics. The contents of these exams are not ... market research, surveys and trends
A Guide to Self Invested Personal Pensions SIPPs – Part 1 of 3
People are taking a greater interest in where their pension capital is invested. Today’s markets offer a wide range of investment products, giving you greater opportunity to control your investment risk and the returns you can live from in your well-deserved retirement. There is significant demand for different types of investments away from the standard managed funds, which have typically failed to provide a clear picture to you of what you are invested in. The past decade has seen a more mobile and dynamic workforce in the financial sector, making it difficult to ascertain that the person responsible for building the ... market research, surveys and trends

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The Great Debate UK | Analysis & Opinion |
Sir Victor’s Blank cheque has finally bounced. Drawn on the Bank of Gordon, it looked like a dodgy piece of paper from the start, and now it has been sent back, marked “Refer to Drawer”. Shares in Lloyds Banking Group rose in relief that someone, anyone, has finally agreed to take the rap for the disastrous takeover of HBoS, at the behest of the UK government, during last year’s financial panic. Dazzled by the prospect of a market position in the UK which the competition authorities would never have allowed in normal times, Blank and his chief executive Eric Daniels failed to look their gift horse in the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Hollingsworth International Financial Services Ltd
Investors are waiting for the outcome later of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting, which will indicate how the central bank views the US economy.Financial markets have priced in possible stimulus measures. However, economists are split over whether the bank will take action now.One Fed option is to start buying up Treasury securities again - an action last taken during the financial crisis.In July, Fed boss Ben Bernanke said the outlook was "unusually uncertain". Tata Motors has reported a return to profit thanks to strong domestic demand for its cars and increased sales of its Jaguar and Land Rover brands.Net ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Anger as FSA shuts door on using client files to reach Level 4
The row over using real client files en route to QCF Level 4 reignited this week after the FSA toughened its stance on using them in alternative assessments. One IFA blasted the City watchdog for “testing fiction, not reality” after its most recent RDR paper ruled out a prominent role for client paperwork. The FSA said it was “highly unlikely” real client documentation could be relied on to prove advisers’ knowledge. Last December, the FSA invited examiners to develop options for alternative assessments besides oral equivalents to written exams. It suggested practical assessments and coursework as ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Personal Finance: Beauty and your bottom line
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Benefit from membership of the Personal Finance Society .... The Personal Finance Society has 25 regions, run by enthusiastic members on ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Student Organizations - Undergraduate - NC State College of Management
Meet other students, network with business leaders, have fun, get involved in service projects, build leadership skills - just a few of the benefits of joining a College of Management student organization. Check out the opportunities with the organizations below. Getting involved early gives you a chance to move into leadership roles and helps you gain the skills and experience needed as you launch your career. Begin your professional career now! Membership in Accounting Society is open to anyone who has declared a major in accounting. Activities include guest speakers, social ...
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