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From Regulation| 12:17

FCA: ‘Watch this space’ - mass market advice is on the way

Regulators taken to task over guidance guarantee in a hearing this morning.

Oct 17, 2014

Advisers must act like providers amid trail switch-off

Sheriar Bradbury warns sector to maintain client communication as providers swoop for direct business.

Oct 16, 2014

SimplyBiz to check members’ training and competence

New scheme will ensure firms meet the regulator’s ongoing maintenance and management regime.

Your Industry| Oct 16, 2014

Half of adviser firm owners plan to sell in next five years

Instinct to sell is on the rise in line with the valuations attached to IFA businesses, consultancy says.

Oct 15, 2014

Solicitors biased towards independent advisers: Sifa

Prudential agrees that “there has never been a better time for advisers to work with solicitors”.

From Investments| Oct 13, 2014

Ratesetter launches adviser portal

The organisation has 23 IFAs on the portal and another 20 waiting for approval.

Analysis & Opinion
Pensions Bill scrambling shows guidance success critical

Ashley WassallonPensions| Oct 17, 2014

Pensions Bill scrambling shows guidance success critical

In a lot of the cases full advice should be recommended and would be well worth the expense.

Oct 15, 2014

Why choose a discretionary fund manager?

The reasons for opting for a personal investment service are compelling in the current climate

Oct 15, 2014

Third quarter sees business volumes grow at fastest rate...

The UK’s financial services firms saw business volumes grow at their fastest rate since 2007 in the three months to September 2014.

From Special Report: Compliance - October 2011| Oct 15, 2014

Stuck in the long queue

Increased regulatory scrutiny has resulted in an illogical amount of time taken to approve a firm’s permissions

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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.

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Reform rush has industry in a spin over freedoms

Week in brief: Treasury confirms draft rules and FCA lines up guidance policy, as advisers ‘hide behind their desks’.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Adviser Charging

Cash is king when it comes to explaining adviser charges.

FTAdviser Blog

Should advisers learn to love themselves?

A motivational speaker wants advisers to eat well and go out for a power walk. Should they?

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

It’s time the FCA enforced TCF principles

News Review: Laudable rules to prevent unintended consequences are being ignored by lenders.

Recent Articles
  1. Reform rush has industry in a spin over freedoms

    Reform rush has industry in a spin over freedoms

    Week in brief: Treasury confirms draft rules and FCA lines up guidance policy, as advisers ‘hide behind their desks’.

  2. From Special Report: Compliance - October 2011| Oct 15, 2014

    Man and machine

    Preventing fraudulent activity can be almost foolproof by providing sophisticated software to compliance teams

  3. Oct 15, 2014

    RangeXD aims to boost broadband performance

    A company aimed at improving broadband coverage for businesses throughout the UK has been launched.

  4. Oct 15, 2014

    Q&A: Take a break – and don’t pack your guilt

    Making sure you take advantage of your annual leave entitlement is important if you are to recharge your batteries

  5. Oct 15, 2014

    Fine tune your way to being pitch perfect

    Advisers who use networking to bring in new clients are being urged to avoid what one expert has called the five common mistakes of networking.

  6. Pension freedoms webinar workshop
    From Pensions| Oct 13, 2014

    Pension freedoms webinar workshop

    They’ve been referred to as the biggest changes to pension tax rules for a generation, some say ever.

  7. Counting the cost of preserving a life
    Oct 09, 2014

    Counting the cost of preserving a life

    The government should discard its flawed safety spending method

  8. Interview| Oct 09, 2014

    Firing Line: Charles Garthwaite

    Samantha Downes talks to the chief executive of Fund Partners about the parallels between managing the huge transitions in the pension sector and...

  9. The growing price of managing risk
    Oct 09, 2014

    The growing price of managing risk

    Advisers are urging the FCA to address concerns that professional indemnity is not fit for purpose

  10. From Regulation| Oct 09, 2014

    Consumer credit rules prove ‘frustrating’ for IFAs

    Adviser says it is becoming difficult to offer basic advice without regulator permission

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