14 July 2011
Nic Cicutti says selling financial products has created as much misery as it has benefited customers over the years.
PFS chief executive is becoming increasingly concerned about some of the recent commentary on VAT.
Paul Farrow says the FSA has given the FCA a blueprint for how not to revitalise financial services.
Dilnot has provided the framework, it now needs a brave and forward-thinking administration to put his plans into action.
Chris Gilchrist says that larger IFA firms will continue to face a host of difficulties in a post-RDR world.
Ray Boulger says the new firm is offering an interesting proposition, although brokers must be careful to assess possible downsides.
Kira Nickerson says older funds have shown they can come back into fashion.
Space 01 looks at the benefits to IFAs of using Apple’s tablet gadget.
James Smith talks to Hendersons’ John Bennett on his outlook for the European equity market.
The ABI has warned politicians that ignoring the Dilnot commission reforms will lead to a care system crisis.
ASA may probe Money Advice Service after a flurry of complaints.
Advisers raise questions over the future of LV= head of equities Graham Ashby.
The Social Market Foundation says all financial product advertisements should refer customers to the Money Advice Service.
One of trio appointed by the DWP to review Turner’s original recommendations warns a last minute switch threatens the reforms.
Paul Thomas reports on the polarisation of the mortgage club market.
Documents from Castlestone have exposed some unusual investments in its Intelligent Portfolio Asset Allocation fund of funds
Compliance consultant Adam Samuel says the European Court of Human Rights was right to reject the legal challenge brought by Heather Moor & Edgecomb over FOS failure to hold an oral hearing.
Money Marketing interviews Andrew Dilnot on the reaction to last week’s report.
Matt Mack is joining BlackRock’s ETF business iShares as head of strategic accounts for the EMEA region.
HSBC head of ETFs Farley Thomas is calling on the FSA to force providers of swap-based ETFs to clearly identify which of their funds use derivatives.
Labour Shadow Treasury financial secretary Chris Leslie says the Government must broaden the FPC’s membership to include small firms and consumers
Shadow Treasury financial secretary Chris Leslie says the Government risks having to perform another policy U-turn by pushing through financial regulation reforms too quickly.
LibDems Treasury spokesman Lord Newby has joined calls for the Government to rewrite the Financial Services and Markets Act.
Firms are considering bids for buy-to-let lender Capital Home Loans, Money Marketing understands.
“I get the feeling of dancing on pin heads here.”
Rathbones appoints two investment directors from Newton and Barings.
Schroders is warning that advisers will face “a perfect storm” when the US’s foreign account tax compliance act and the RDR come into force in January 2013.
Standard Life says up to 75 per cent of new business paper applications completed by advisers are either incorrectly filled in or require clarification.
The Pensions Regulator will turn its attention to the role of DC scheme trustees this autumn amid concerns that too much weight is placed on the running of DB schemes.
Simon Morris looks at the lower risk tolerance and more intensive supervisory style of the new FCA.
Industry calls for delay to cash rebate ban.