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From Regulation| Mar 26, 2015

Five things you need to know about FCA approach to Mifid

An in-depth look at the latest UK regulatory response to the imposition of European Union retail finance rules.

Mar 26, 2015

FCA hits advisers with largest regulatory fee hike

Consultation reveals almost £5m more has been allocated to Pension Wise by the Treasury.

From Regulation| Mar 26, 2015

Key themes in the FCA retirement income market study

Responses to criticisms and promises of new requirements for providers revealed from within report.

From Pensions| Mar 26, 2015

Industry needs to start talking to ‘generation X’ now

FCA confirms discussion paper on existing wake-up packs will be published shortly.

Mar 25, 2015

Bradbury predicts bargain buyouts due to sunset clause

Advisory firm sees acquisition opportunities in the run up to next April’s commission ban.

Mar 25, 2015

Seven in 10 advisers positive on ‘value’ of advice

Sixty-five per cent of advised clients have confidence in the stockmarket, while 60 per cent are cautious about investing.

Analysis & Opinion

Mar 26, 2015

Diary of an Adviser: Lynda Walkley

A satisfying week of meeting clients old and new is balanced with family activities in the evenings

Mar 26, 2015

’Employee confidence makes business sense’

Collaborating on projects, listening to suggestions and showing commitment are the signs of a manager who can drive success

From Special Report: Retirement Income Planning - March 2015| Mar 23, 2015

Where to now for annuities?

Percentage fall in the number of annuities sold in Q4 was greater than the percentage fall in the value of the policies.

From Special Report: Retirement Income Planning - March 2015| Mar 23, 2015

When one should take the money - and when not

Withdrawing money from a pension scheme is not just about taking a lump sum and reducing future income.

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Pension Wise and Retirement Guidance

When the government announced its sweeping reforms of the ‘at-retirement’ market in the 2014 Budget, it offered a guidance guarantee.

Special Reports

Retirement Income Planning - March 2015

Reforms will trigger the most fundamental rethink of at-retirement advice in years.

FTAdviser Blog

To infinity and beyond: What longevity means for advisers

Zurich’s head of retail platform strategy says advisers will play an increasingly important role.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Paraplanning

The role of paraplanner has shifted from being relatively peripheral to one in high demand.

Special Reports

Tax Planning - March 2015

Once again, it’s the time of year to maximise your clients’ tax allowances

Ashley Wassall

Advisers take centre stage as pension guidance fears mount

News Review: Guidance might not be ready for reforms, annuity for cash plans raise concerns.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Networking Events

The festive season is a time of getting together, so it is an appropriate time to discuss events to network with clients.

Companies & People

Top 100 Financial Advisers 2014

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

FTAdviser Blog

Pensioner bond bonanza shows expediency is everything

News Review: More older investors will be able to access market-smashing savings rates.

Recent Articles
  1. To infinity and beyond: What longevity means for advisers
    | Mar 26, 2015

    To infinity and beyond: What longevity means for advisers

    Zurich’s head of retail platform strategy says advisers will play an increasingly important role.

  2. Ombudsman budget increases from original estimate
    From Regulation| Mar 25, 2015

    Ombudsman budget increases from original estimate

    Operational income budget figure still 11 per cent down from previous year.

  3. FCA urged to focus fresh reviews on ‘trapped’ borrowers
    From Mortgages| Mar 24, 2015

    FCA urged to focus fresh reviews on ‘trapped’ borrowers

    Regulator plans to launch responsible lending review next month, with competition assessment following in the autumn.

  4. Number of exiting IFAs falling: research
    Companies & People| Mar 24, 2015

    Number of exiting IFAs falling: research

    Less advisers looking to sell up than when same survey was conducted six months ago.

  5. Third of advisers deal with small pots: Unbiased
    Companies & People| Mar 24, 2015

    Third of advisers deal with small pots: Unbiased

    Research shows that older generations more suspicious of advice and more willing to try and do it themselves.

  6. Get the full picture on pension freedoms - and earn CPD
    Mar 24, 2015

    Get the full picture on pension freedoms - and earn CPD

    Unique session will last 30 minutes and comprise a combination of video masterclasses and live debate.

  7. Analysts forecast dip into deflation as CPI hits zero
    From Investments| Mar 24, 2015

    Analysts forecast dip into deflation as CPI hits zero

    Investors should diversify, look at equity income or investment Isas.

  8. Advisers have not grasped rate rise risk: JPMorgan
    Mar 24, 2015

    Advisers have not grasped rate rise risk: JPMorgan

    Asset manager’s relationship manager suggests many IFAs have not grasped fixed income issues.

  9. Adviser fears over pension advice as FCA sets out reviews
    From Regulation| Mar 24, 2015

    Adviser fears over pension advice as FCA sets out reviews

    Business plan also sets out who will lead the two divisions created within the regulator.

  10. Apfa manifesto seeks to reduce regulatory cost burden
    Mar 23, 2015

    Apfa manifesto seeks to reduce regulatory cost burden

    Organisation calls on regulator to cut handbook length, freeze budget and create ombudsman time limit.

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