What 2021 has in store for advisers


For advisers, 2021 will be a year in which the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact many aspects of their profession, according to the FTAdviser reporters.

Reporters Imogen Tew, Rachel Mortimer, Chloe Cheung and Amy Austin all appeared on the first episode of the year of the FTAdviser Podcast.

They discussed the issues which they thought would be the biggest talking points over the course of the upcoming year.

And for many areas of the financial advice profession, the pandemic will continue to have a big impact.

Imogen discusses property funds and the impact the Financial Conduct Authority's new rules might have, as well as continuing M&A activity in the platform space and an outlook for the year ahead.

Then Rachel considers whether the coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on M&A in the advice market and what the FCA is likely to focus on during 2021.

Chloe then discusses the upcoming end of the stamp duty holiday and its impact on the mortgage market, in particular on the availability of high loan-to-value deals.

Finally Amy asks whether 2021 will finally be the year we see changes in pension tax, and explains why the coronavirus has had an impact on the Sipp and Ssas market, and considers whether that will continue into the coming year.

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