26 August 2010
Steve Bee says advisers have a vital role in improving pension provision.
Jonathan Cornell says that brokers must accept that dual pricing is here to stay despite threats to boycott lenders.
Rob Reid says advisers need a reality check before moving into sale mode ahead of the RDR.
Chris Gilchrist says he is yet to be shown how anybody can build a national IFA that fulfils the onerous requirements for a genuine IFA as the FSA has defined them.
Paul Farrow says that some people go back to the bank that missold to them initially
The FOS’s decision to find against Norwich & Peterborough for its Keydata advice should, of course, not been seen as a blanket ruling against anyone who advised on the firm’s products.
Alan Lakey says higher commission pushes firms into loading protection premiums.
There is friction over whether the FSA should back down on its proposals to unbundle charges and ban rebates in an effort to make charging structures more transparent.
ABI to clarify position on why it is seeking a ban on DB to DC transfers from April 2012.
Dan Preddy says he hopes the CPMA can spot problems like PPI misselling
FOS promotes National Complaints Day where consumers could win an iPad for submitting the best complaint.
The FOS says financial qualifications do not necessarily make people good adjudicators.
Mark Hoban gives industry ultimatum over OMO access, Govt has a “serious appetite for wholesale reform”.
Adrian Lowcock says investors should look to create a blend of different savings products to curb inflation eroding returns
Annuity Direct calls for Government to steer clear of annuity advice unless it employs diploma-qualified advisers.
Advisers would prefer to keep pension tax relief at the marginal rate and have a lower annual allowance.
Invesco Perpetual has revamped its flagship £1.4bn global equity retail funds.