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From Regulation| Nov 21, 2014

Five key themes from this week’s news

Pensions changes misrepresented, FCA sounds conciliatory tone, and Fundsnetwork breaks ranks.

From Investments| Nov 21, 2014

Axa Wealth apologises for advised clients data breach

Affected adviser brands incident “embarrassing” and said it will be “taken into account” during due diligence.

From Regulation| Nov 19, 2014

FCA: Guidance vs advice debate ‘unresolved’

Regulator has not yet been able to answer queries on “guidance vs advice, and independent vs restricted advice”.

Nov 18, 2014

Apfa negotiates discounts for IFA businesses

Director general of Apfa Chris Hannant says savings of up to 75 per cent will be available on some business costs for association members.

Nov 12, 2014

Apfa claims ‘member discounts’ will save firms £300 a year

Negotiated benefits will save costs on annual business expenditure on areas such as stationery and tax support.

From Regulation| Nov 12, 2014

FCA quizzed over pension freedoms ‘mis-selling’

Treasury secretary dismisses suggestion it should reduce annual allowance to zero.

Analysis & Opinion

Nov 20, 2014

’Hiring empathetic egotists makes sense’

A big ego is one of the three key attributes employers should look out for in their search for a good salesman, according to a business consultant...

Nov 20, 2014

Educate your workforce to be financially savvy

Money worries can result in absenteeism, costing firms’ money

Nov 20, 2014

Clean up your act over money-launderers

Suspicious Activity report to National Crime Agency must be accompanied by reasons to avoid delays

Nov 20, 2014

Diary of an adviser: Stephen Abbott

A week in the life of Stephen Abbott of Stephen Abbott Financial Services

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Guide to Retirement Income Options post-Budget

Many headlines in the aftermath of the Budget concentrated on the fantastic freedom and choice being introduced.

Companies & People

Top 100 Financial Advisers 2014

Consolidation was key feature of past year, as was the pension freedoms Budget.

FTAdviser Blog

An iPhone in the hand is worth two Isas in the bush

I am fed up of hearing we are all going to live longer and have less cash than our grandparents.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Adviser Charging

Cash is king when it comes to explaining adviser charges.

FTAdviser Blog

Sesame fine should prompt sobering introspection

Many services are delivered to Paul, often free or discounted and paid for by Peter.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Risk-Rated, Targeted and Managed funds

Risk-defined funds provide investors and advisers with a firm indication of the level of risk they are aiming to take.

FTAdviser Blog

Trust is at the heart of IFA-client relationship

Soft facts can be hard, or why advisers engender client loyalty.

Recent Articles
  1. Nov 14, 2014

    Q&A: Time for your VAT check-up

    When a VAT inspector comes knocking it is worth dropping any important engagements and making yourself, your premises and your business records and...

  2. Another DFM cites ‘slow’ adviser take-up
    InterviewfromInvestments| Nov 14, 2014

    Another DFM cites ‘slow’ adviser take-up

    Kleinwort Benson boss says his firm is looking for “literally a few dozen relationships” for its proposition.

  3. Pension reforms: Risk vs ‘responsibility’
    Ashley WassallonRegulation| Nov 14, 2014

    Pension reforms: Risk vs ‘responsibility’

    Consumer Panel solution is to take advice to benefit from claims protection - because then you can eat your cake and have it too.

  4. Nov 12, 2014

    Q&A: What flows from proposed abolition of BiK threshold?

    Getting rid of HMRCs benefit-in-kind threshold should create a level playing field while raising the taxman’s yield

  5. Nov 12, 2014

    Mortgage broker: it’s good to share

    Screen-sharing software offers exciting new possibilities in communications between advisers and clients

  6. Make sure you know ins and outs of AE – or else
    Gill CardyonPensions| Nov 12, 2014

    Make sure you know ins and outs of AE – or else

    Either get involved and make very sure you know what you are doing, or steer well clear.

  7. An iPhone in the hand is worth two Isas in the bush
    FTAdviser BlogonInvestments| Nov 12, 2014

    An iPhone in the hand is worth two Isas in the bush

    I am fed up of hearing we are all going to live longer and have less cash than our grandparents.

  8. 1st: St James’s Place’s scores a hat trick at first place
    From Special Report: Top 100 - November 2014| Nov 12, 2014

    1st: St James’s Place’s scores a hat trick at first place

    Company joined the FTSE 100, gained 27,00 new clients in past year and funds hit record £47.6bn.

  9. From Special Report: Top 100 - November 2014| Nov 12, 2014

    9th: Barclays’ wealth strategy refresh a success

    Firm moves down from fifth last year to ninth for 2014, but maintained its gross sales figure.

  10. From Special Report: Top 100 - November 2014| Nov 12, 2014

    2nd: RDR was a breeze for Hargreaves Lansdown

    The success of the company’s publicity machine is a double-edge sword for Hargreaves Lansdown.

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