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Archive for August, 2015

This week’s new roles

August 26, 2015

Here are this week’s roles (please quote the VR reference when applying for each role):   Private Banker with Italian (London) VR/02565 The role will involve managing client portfolios, reviewing clients and having knowledge of the market, as well as having the ability to bring in new business. The candidate will be RDR Level 4, […]


Co-operative Bank says it will make no profit until 2017

August 21, 2015

The troubled Co-operative Bank says it will not make a profit for another two years as it reports another loss. Pre-tax losses for the first six months of the year were £204.2m, compared with losses of £77m a year earlier. The figure was slightly better than expected. It said it was now in better shape […]


Scottish economic growth ‘longest since 2001′

Scotland’s economy has seen its longest period of uninterrupted growth since 2001, according to the Scottish government’s chief economist. Gary Gillespie said the 11 consecutive quarters of expansion and upbeat forecasts for the future demonstrated the economy’s underlying resilience. But the growth was partly driven by one-off public sector building projects, he said. And he […]


This week’s new roles

August 18, 2015

Here are this week’s roles (please quote the VR reference when applying for each role):   Senior Credit Research Analyst – High Yield (London) VR/02555 The role will involve evaluating creditworthiness, assigning internal credit ratings, and making investment buy, sell, hold recommendations supported by well articulated analysis, as well as providing frequent organised, well-articulated investment recommendations. […]


Eurozone economy grows by 0.3%

August 14, 2015

The economies of the 19 countries that use the euro grew by about 0.3% between April and June, according to official figures. The first estimate from Eurostat marks a slight slowdown from the 0.4% registered in the first quarter. The statistics agency also announced that inflation in the eurozone was 0.2% in July, unchanged from […]


This week’s new roles

August 10, 2015

Here are this week’s roles (please quote the VR reference when applying for each role):   Assistant Investment Manager (South Coast) VR/02548 The role will involve placing and monitoring deals for Investment Managers, writing investment review letters/ proposals/ reports and client correspondence, as well as assisting with client presentations and undertaking supervised management of client portfolios. […]


Societe Generale to strengthen financial reserves

August 5, 2015

French bank Societe Generale has said it will boost its financial safety net as it reported earnings which beat analysts’ forecasts. The bank will plough more profit into its capital base – the buffer it keeps to absorb surprise losses. It is now targeting a tier-1 capital ratio of 11% by the end of 2016, […]


Financial advisers under scrutiny

August 4, 2015

Money advice costs can be complicated and varied, consumer groups say, as the government opens a review into the sector. The inquiry will consider consumers’ access to financial advice – particularly the gap for those who do not have significant wealth. It comes after the change in pension rules, which came into effect in April. […]


RBS: Government sells £2.1bn of shares in bank

The government has begun its sell-off of shares in part-nationalised lender Royal Bank of Scotland, raising £2.1bn, a third below the price it paid. It sold 630 million shares, or a 5.4% stake in the bank, at 330p each, a 7.6p discount on Monday’s closing price. The sale cuts the government’s stake in RBS to […]


This week’s new roles

August 3, 2015

Here are this week’s roles (please quote the VR reference when applying for each role):   Paraplanner (South West) VR/02543 The role will involve discussing client objectives, undertaking research and financial analysis, and making sure documentation and paperwork are compliant. The candidate will have an understanding of financial planning and hold the Diploma in Regulated […]


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