16 September 2010
Alan Lakey discusses the need for a dedicated trade body in the protection market.
Mark Harris says it is an interesting time for the experienced landlord and there are opportunities for those who want to be active.
Nic Cicutti says Stephen Gay must have been head and shoulders above the other candidates for the hot seat at Aifa.
Money Marketing’s Pave The Way to Save campaign is calling for a more constructive approach to regulation from the new Consumer Protection and Markets Authority.
John Greenwood says trouble is brewing for advisers claiming Qrops flexibility.
Kim North says now is the time for the IFA profession to really raise public awareness.
Brian Tora says the demise of Connaught casts an autumn chill over a benign results season and reminds investors that the corporate outlook is far from sunny.
“Although the current mortgage market poses many challenges, it also provides advisers and intermediaries with an opportunity to prove the worth of expertise and professional standards.”
Emma Prescott says critical cover can be a gamble and IP can be a safer bet.
Several products have recently been launched that bring a new approach to PPI.
Aegon says cuts are not a kneejerk reaction.
Aifa says it will consider holding a member vote on whether to allow restricted advisers to join after the RDR deadline.
Advisers with an old CII qualification may have to obtain a full RDR-approved diploma because the CII is preventing them from carrying out a gap analysis, according to IFA firm PageRussell.
Chris Cummings discusses the high and lows of his tenure and what he believes the future will hold for the IFA profession.
Saltus Partners says IFAs who are trying to reduce the risk in their clients’ portfolios may be doing the opposite.
Scrapping the age 75 annuitisation rules could boost the market for scheme pensions by offering wealthy savers a way to sidestep the proposed cap on retirement income.
In the first of a series of articles looking at FSCS funding, compliance consultant Adam Samuel says artificial fee blocks are an unfair way to fund consumer compensation
IFAs have criticised Standard Life for not valuing the adviser channel
Liontrust chief executive looks to add multi-asset and multi-manager teams to the firm.
Pension experts say Nest looks likely to survive the Government’s comprehensive spending review despite earlier speculation that the Treasury wanted to scrap it in favour of a cheaper alternative.
“I learned to count wads of £20 notes in 20 seconds flat by listening to a tape narrated by Noel Edmonds.”
Octopus Investments has warned its VCT clients that a third party is misusing its name and says shareholders have been contacted as part of an illegal boiler room scam.