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From Regulation| Sep 18, 2014

FSCS favours levy overhaul to reflect adviser risk

Risk-rated levies under discussion but agreed method of measuring risk would be needed, Mark Neale says.

Sep 17, 2014

IFA criticises shift to high net worth clients

Differentiated wealth manager “amazed” so few peers have split to serve mass and high net worth markets.

From Regulation| Sep 16, 2014

Long-stop blocker could be resolved in next month

Regulator has agreed to follow-up meeting in November, where written case for long-stop will be presented.

Sep 15, 2014

Shape of post-RDR advice sector begins to emerge

Statistics show consolidation among struggling traditional IFAs offset by former bank advisers setting up shop.

Sep 15, 2014

Standard Life loans bankrolling adviser acquisitions

Initiative not restricted to wrap advisers and lending decisions not predicated on future business with provider.

From Regulation| Sep 08, 2014

Loophole means you could pay Fos redress and still be sued

Lawyers warn you could get sued if you settle early with ombudsman service adjudicators.

Analysis & Opinion

Sep 17, 2014

When personal issues invade the workplace

If an employee’s personal problems are affecting productivity, it might be an idea to develop a plan

Sep 10, 2014

Diary of an adviser

Ever get the feeling that things are getting on top of you? Then make a ‘to do’ list to itemise your daily tasks and tick them off one by one. Yes,...

Sep 10, 2014

Good advice doesn’t come off the peg

Would you risk asking business advice from a virtual source that might amount to little more than a search engine? It might not be worth the cost...

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Should advisers be on the hook for big firm compensation?

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Guide to Listing Your Business Online

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Why I support any action to curb febrile property market

News Review: People are rushing to grab loans and piling into property, pushing the market further away from first-timers.

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Guide to Funding Long-term Care

It is all too easy for people to ignore care costs until they are faced with the reality of paying for care for themselves or a loved one.

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Three mistakes to avoid when selling up

Making sure a sale is handled correctly is crucial to making sure you get what your business is worth.

Recent Articles
  1. LIVE: Put your questions to our MMR panel
    From Mortgages| Sep 11, 2014

    LIVE: Put your questions to our MMR panel

    Lynda Blackwell of the FCA, Robert Barnard of Aldermore and David Hollingworth of London and Country, answer your questions.

  2. Sep 10, 2014

    Big business concerns dominate SME bodies: FSB

    A report by the Federation of Small Businesses finds evidence of unwanted influence

  3. Scepticism reins over automated advice
    From Regulation| Sep 10, 2014

    Scepticism reins over automated advice

    The provision of automated advice will find little progress until regulatory hurdles are overcome

  4. From Special Report: Investing for Outcomes - September 2014| Sep 09, 2014

    No magic formula for pension savings

    Auto-enrolment is having a big effect on pension savings, but individual spending needs will vary

  5. Hornbuckle rolls out web-based interactive tool
    Technology for Advisers| Sep 05, 2014

    Hornbuckle rolls out web-based interactive tool

    “We want to see better consumer outcomes”, Hornbuckle’s proposition boss says.

  6. Advisers lack knowledge on social tax relief: poll
    Sep 04, 2014

    Advisers lack knowledge on social tax relief: poll

    Almost a quarter of IFAs said that their clients have expressed an interest in social investment.

  7. Aviva to offer ‘focused advice’ services
    From Investments| Sep 04, 2014

    Aviva to offer ‘focused advice’ services

    New offerings to be launched next year and targeted at those who cannot afford full advice.

  8. Clients paying more attention to charges
    Sep 04, 2014

    Clients paying more attention to charges

    Post-RDR 23 per cent of advisers believe their clients are more financially aware, according to research by Canada Life.

  9. One step forward, two steps back
    Sep 04, 2014

    One step forward, two steps back

    Consumer protection legislation affecting the Australian financial services industry has taken a step back

  10. Sep 04, 2014

    A third of IFAs suffer from stress

    New research suggests employers need to do more to improve the wellbeing of their advisers.

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