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From Pensions| May 26, 2016

Providers unveil plans for pensions dashboard

Providers agree a pension dashboard should be privately-funded and standardised, though details over money remain vague.

May 25, 2016

RSMR launches platform in bid to beat bigger players

Chairman of technology provider Hubwise says new platform can benefit from being “a speedboat instead of a supertanker”.

From Regulation| May 24, 2016

FCA warns ‘offline’ consumers marginalised by tech

If retail financial services are predominantly available online people could be marginalised, warns regulator.

From Investments| May 23, 2016

Fee focus threatens investment advice: Moneyfarm

High fees and lack of transparency is causing nearly half of investors to opt for a DIY approach, research shows.

May 20, 2016

Wealth managers in ‘fight for survival’ as CEOs back robo

Wealth passing from baby-boomers to younger generation means technology is ever more in demand, says report.

From Mortgages| May 18, 2016

Smaller lenders hit back against ‘robo underwriting’

Trio of firms come out against suggestions in regulatory review lenders should automate systems.

Analysis & Opinion

May 18, 2016

FinTech shake up awaits

What’s happening in the FinTech sector?

Robo advice: the good, bad and the ugly

May 17, 2016 |

Robo advice: the good, bad and the ugly

How will robo-advisers offer a good solution at prices consumers are willing to pay?

Defending the digital frontier

May 05, 2016

Defending the digital frontier

The most common adverse cyber incident faced by financial institutions is the distributed denial of service attack

What are they building in there?

Apr 21, 2016

What are they building in there?

Fintech innovation is not ready to replace the human touch just yet, says Mark Polson.

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Guide to Robo-advice

Robo-advice is nothing more than the automation of the financial advice process.

FTAdviser Blog

Why robo-advice could be automated mis-selling

Former regulator warns robo-advice is a mis-selling scandal waiting to happen.

FTAdviser Blog

Putting financial futures in hands of lines of code

It has been predicted that artificial intelligence is set to take over a variety of jobs within the next 20 years.

FTAdviser Blog

Robo-advice is not advice at all

Federation of European IFAs’ chief executive warns computers sells products - human advisers advise.

Recent Articles
  1. Robo-advice can be integrated within adviser firms
    May 17, 2016

    Robo-advice can be integrated within adviser firms

    There are some negative aspects to going wholly robo, but also benefits for advisers if they integrate it as part of their offering.

  2. Natwest slashes service times with email mortgage offers
    May 17, 2016

    Natwest slashes service times with email mortgage offers

    Online mortgage adviser criticises pace of technological change.

  3. True Potential to launch passive funds
    May 16, 2016

    True Potential to launch passive funds

    US private equity firm invests in True Potential because of “next-generation” products.

  4. FCA fails to meet robo-developers’ expectations
    May 13, 2016

    FCA fails to meet robo-developers’ expectations

    Some firms approaching the regulator have come away disappointed, according to Bovill’s head of banking, investments and lending.

  5. Lenders poised to splash cash post regulation rush
    From Mortgages| May 12, 2016

    Lenders poised to splash cash post regulation rush

    Virgin Money mortgage director issues rallying call to industry after a period of regulatory focus.

  6. RL360° unveils paperless system for Quantum
    May 11, 2016

    RL360° unveils paperless system for Quantum

    Application process due to be extended to other products in the future.

  7. LEBC signs tech partnership to build ‘bionic’ advice
    May 11, 2016

    LEBC signs tech partnership to build ‘bionic’ advice

    National advice firm hopes to have a working prototype by the end of this month.

  8. FCA kicks off clinical-style testing of robo-advisers
    From Regulation| May 10, 2016

    FCA kicks off clinical-style testing of robo-advisers

    Testing unit opens for business almost eight months after Harriet Baldwin promised the regulator would help test potential ‘robo-advice’ models.

  9. Magellan aims for 10 day mortgage turnaround
    From Mortgages| May 09, 2016

    Magellan aims for 10 day mortgage turnaround

    New technology enables turnaround time from application to manually underwritten and sanctioned mortgage offer in 10 days.

  10. Charles Stanley shuns robo rush for less wealthy
    Companies & People| Apr 29, 2016

    Charles Stanley shuns robo rush for less wealthy

    Head of distribution says robo-advice is not necessary to look after smaller clients.

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