19 January 2012
The careless use of language is in danger of doing us all a disservice.
A look at some of the apps available to aid financial advice.
Robert Viney says IFAs are under an unprecedented attack from both the FSA and FSCS.
Kevin Duffy says the MMR may choke off a recovery if economic conditions are not improved before its implementation.
It was not the biggest surprise in the world to see Aifa director general Stephen Gay quit after just over a year in charge
Nic Cicutti says time is fast running out for the trade body.
Tom Baigrie on improving levels of financial education.
Aegon has warned that the current wording of the FSA’s ban on legacy commission will penalise advisers focused on providing ongoing advice
Jupiter chief says large cap, dividend paying equities are the key to success in the current deleveraging cycle.
Bright Grey is calling on the ABI to try to resurrect an agreement with GPs for insurers to access medical records or risk falling service levels.
True Potential’s new share deal for advisers has reignited debate on the potential conflicts of interest that have to be managed as part of such arrangements.
Sir David Walker says FSA was a victim of ’wholly wrong’ mindset that markets had dealt with risk and were rational.
The FSA has lodged its appeal against a decision to reject a bid to quash a case brought by a retired IFA who is suing the regulator for harassment.
European institutions put the investors compensation scheme directive on hold as they cannot reach agreement in key areas.
The FSCS has received 24 claims against an adviser firm which is appealing against an FSA ban over the misselling of Ucis.
Concerns over a number of high-profile businesses going into administration and profit warnings have left fund managers wary of the retail sector.
The Institute of Financial Services is offering a new level four qualification for mortgage brokers.
Intelliflo is launching a new portal to allow clients of IFAs to analyse their investments and carry out basic transactions.
Legal & General Investments managing director Simon Ellis has called for the absolute return sector to be abolished.
Industry experts suggest a Government review of GAD rates could be extended to look at reforming income drawdown rules.
Work and pensions select committee chair Ann Begg has raised concerns over employers not having to provide auto-enrolment opt-out rates to The Pensions Regulator.
Living Time is to return to the retirement market in the first quarter of this year.
Ed Miliband ready to push for charges cap and wants regulator to have power to intervene over bank charges.
Income fund managers Bill Mott and Chris White have been adding to oil stocks in their portfolios
The Treasury select committee will launch an inquiry into corporate governance, part of which will focus on the role of fund managers.
Rob Sinclair, Keith Richards and Jim Reeve are all touted as potential successors.
Terry Huddart, technical communications manager at Nucleus, asks why platforms can impose sky-high admin charges while there is a furore over air-lines which charge comparitively low transparent fees
Chancellor George Osborne denies that the UK Government’s refusal to back treaty will damage British influence over European financial regulation.
The trustees of six pension schemes used for pension reciprocation have launched an appeal against the High Court’s ruling that the arrangements are illegal.
The Pensions Regulator has warned against a cap on pension charges, saying it would limit new entrants into the market.
Sanlam says fixed charging structures for esoteric investments in Sipps will hold back consolidation.
Skipton Building Society has taken its mortgage servicer subsidiary HML off the market.
The Treasury select committee has called on the Government to increase the accountability and transparency of the new financial conduct regulator.