Tag Archives: AXA

No victims, only participants in this price war

I’ve been banging on a bit on twitter recently about not being in favour of the Great Direct Platform Price War. However, thinking more about it, I’ve come to the conclusion that the actual price war is fine. It’s the […]

Strawberry, Clubfinance and Close Bros to the diary room

Nothing stands still for long in the platform market, and if you’ve read our ramblings here and in the national meejah then you’ll remember that we said we thought there would be some changes from the published charge sheet. We’ve […]

Strawberry, Clubfinance and Close Bros to the diary room

Nothing stands still for long in the platform market, and if you’ve read our ramblings here and in the national meejah then you’ll remember that we said we thought there would be some changes from the published charge sheet. We’ve […]

All hotting up – AXA Self Investor declares its hand

So here we go with the first of the week’s pricing launches in the direct platform space. AXA Self Investor (disclosure: ASI is a client of the lang cat) has been around for a wee while, but hasn’t really pushed […]

All hotting up – AXA Self Investor declares its hand

So here we go with the first of the week’s pricing launches in the direct platform space. AXA Self Investor (disclosure: ASI is a client of the lang cat) has been around for a wee while, but hasn’t really pushed […]

Back for more – Hargreaves Lansdown, Part The Second

That’s been quite a day. Reaction to HL’s announcement has been pretty mixed – more than I thought it would have been. Hater of the day prize goes to Dan Hyde in the super soaraway Torygraph with this piece – […]

Architaxa takes it up a notch and a surprising admission

Part of being independent is having the freedom to say what you think, even when it’s not popular or doesn’t do you very much good. This normally translates to having a pop at stuck-in-the-past lifecos if you’re me, as the […]

BAM! BIFF! POW! Take that, haters – AXA Elevate slashes its charges

Well, this is just tremendously inconvenient. After putting out a blog on Zurich last week and a big update to subscribers to the lang cat Guide to Platform Pricing, AXA’s only gone and made a pricing change to its Elevate […]

What can you get for £225m?

So Citywire report today that between them AXA, Standard Life and Old Mutual (the parent of Skandia) have spent £225m injecting capital into loss-making platforms. Standard lead the pack with a £116m injection to cover a £130m loss (2007-2009), AXA […]