Monthly Archives: May 2012

31May 12

This is Money – ‘Cheaper funds would spark a surge of stock market buying, claims charges campaigner’

Nine million people would save £100 more a month if the cost of stock market saving was ‘more transparent and fair’, according to a study by True and Fair campaigners, SCM Private. Read the full article here.

Posted By: reload, 4:48 pm

21May 12

The Herald – ‘Bid for more transparency on funds will reduce costs’

An article discussing fee transparency and the True and Fair Campaign, featured on The Herald website.

Posted By: True and Fair, 1:55 pm

17May 12

FT Adviser – ‘Industry backs Napf’s new code of conduct’

An article discussing pension fee transparency with comments from Gina Miller of the True and Fair Campaign. Read the article on the FT Adviser website.

Posted By: True and Fair, 11:33 am

14May 12

True and Fair Campaign Video

Find out more about the True and Fair Campaign and the key issues:

Posted By: True and Fair, 1:37 pm

14May 12

The Telegraph – ‘Fund fees: investors ‘misled’ by ‘shocking malpractice’ of omitting performance charges’

Investors are being misled into paying higher charges than they expected because fund supermarkets are not including performance fees in overall costs, research suggests.

Read the full article on The Telegraph website.

Posted By: True and Fair, 1:32 pm

14May 12

Time to end this charges rip-off

Savers in the UK are being ripped off to the tune of £18.5 billion a year.

That’s thanks to hidden investment and pension fund charges, coupled with portfolio turnover and transaction costs – but many are totally unaware of these hidden charges and what they are really paying. I believe it is time for a fundamental change.

Many people do not realise there are hidden fees when investing your hard-earned money in ISAs, pensions and other investments. Addressing this practice is crucial, especially when nearly half of the UK workforce is not saving enough for retirement and every effort has to be taken to encourage saving.

To view the full article, visit the LoveMoney website.

 

Posted By: True and Fair, 8:40 am

14May 12

FT Adviser – ‘Thinktank reignites cost disclosure debate’

The Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) has reignited recent controversy over financial product costs by claiming some disclosure rules “omit crucial information”.

Read the full article here.

Posted By: True and Fair, 8:32 am

14May 12

Financial Times – IMA’s Analysis of Costs ‘is flawed’

By Gina Miller. In an article in last week’s FT (“We need to dispel fears of ‘hidden costs”, Monday 7 May), Richard Saunders, chief executive of the UK’s …

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Posted By: True and Fair, 8:27 am

14May 12

Financial Times – ‘New Fund Fees Muddy the Waters’

SCM Private, the wealth management firm, which has been campaigning for an overhaul of the way fees are explained, points out that in the US

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Posted By: True and Fair, 8:25 am

09May 12

LoveMoney – ‘Time to end this charges rip-off’

A guest blog by Gina Miller discussing the need for increased fund transparency, featured on the Love Money website.

Posted By: True and Fair, 11:16 am