Investors Expect Investment Returns Twice as High as FAs: Survey

By |2023-06-30T08:29:10+00:00June 30th, 2023|Investments|

Financial advisors looking to bring on new clients have a receptive audience following the recent economic turmoil — but they may need to temper some expectations, according to a recent survey. Having to face inflation has made 64% of investors see the importance of professional financial advice, Natixis Investment Managers says it found in a survey of

Ulster Bank loses appeal over tracker mortgage refunds and compensation

By |2023-06-26T08:31:27+00:00June 26th, 2023|Banking, Mortgages|

Ulster Bank has lost its High Court appeals against findings that two borrowers were entitled to tracker mortgage refunds and compensation. Ms Justice Marguerite Bolger on Thursday dismissed the appeal against two decisions made by the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman (FSPO), which the lender said could affect thousands of its customers. The bank failed

This is Why You Stay the Course

By |2023-06-16T11:32:18+00:00June 16th, 2023|Financial Planning, Investment Planning|

Last year was one of the worst years ever for financial markets. Call it recency or loss aversion or some other Daniel Kahneman bias but for some reason, our brains are hard-wired to assume big losses will be followed by additional losses (just like we assume big gains will be followed by additional gains).1 The thing about big

Insurance companies launch new code for cancer survivors to get life cover

By |2023-06-10T12:06:15+00:00June 10th, 2023|Insurance Planning|

INSURANCE companies have announced a new code that is expected to improve access to mortgage protection insurance and life cover for cancer survivors. Controversy has erupted in the last few years after it emerged that cancer survivors struggle to access life insurance years after recovering from the disease. Now the main insurers have signed up

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