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  1. Advisers must stand up and say ‘no’... to providers

    Sep 19, 2014

    Week in Brief: Scottish referendum panic and relief, advisers demanding wasted time fees and poor pension service.... read more

  2. Are you willing to pay up for fund research?

    Sep 18, 2014

    New regulations could see active management fund costs rising while passive fund fees are falling.... read more

  3. ‘Yes’ votes, Sipp properties and unintended consequences

    Sep 16, 2014

    At the more obscure end of the debate, provider raises question of non-standard asset status for Scottish property.... read more

  4. Advisers are too passive in recommending trackers

    Sep 09, 2014

    Beta is nearly free and chasing the elusive alpha has become even more expensive.... read more

  5. Industry picks holes in pension reform bill

    Sep 05, 2014

    Week in Brief: pensions issues dominate the headlines, as ambitious reform programme goes too fast for some.... read more

  6. FCA’s ‘extensive engagement’ is anything but

    Sep 04, 2014

    All did not seem right in the FCA’s sourcing of input and reference sources to write the social media paper.... read more

  7. I’m sticking by my ‘staggering ignorance’ on housing hubris

    Sep 01, 2014

    News Review: Confusion reigns over market statistics, but affordability issues for young buyers are irrefutable.... read more

  8. Should advisers be on the hook for big firm compensation?

    Aug 29, 2014

    Week in Brief: Sesame will not follow Ashley Law, GARs in TCF spotlight and Mas’ complex relationship with advisers.... read more

  9. Mid-life crisis of drums and tattoos

    Aug 28, 2014

    On the grapevine...... read more

  10. FCA fine gives context for Natwest over-compliance

    Aug 27, 2014

    Final notice reveals that affordability issues and lack of oversight of advised sales prompted action.... read more

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