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Read it now: FA's impact survey & trusts buck dividend trend

Read it now: FA's impact survey & trusts buck dividend trend

Financial Adviser's survey of almost 300 financial advisers has revealed changing dynamics of working patterns across the industry.

Some financial advisers have found video meetings to be far more effective and efficient, with 30 per cent of advisers saying their workload has increased since the Covid-19 lockdown.

Sadly, however, more than half said the providers they use, such as platforms, have only done as well as "moderately" in terms of the service provision to them and to their clients. 

Many advisers have found providers to be lacking in communications and flexibility of working practices.

You can read the full article here in our free digital edition.

Also in this week's print edition is a long-read examination of the trend to cut dividends - and what this means for income portfolios - along with a look at investment trusts and why they are able to continue paying out dividends. 

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Lastly, we hope you and your families remain safe and well at this difficult time. It is not easy for anyone, so let us know how we can help make your lives easier during the extended lockdown.

Simoney Kyriakou