26 January 2012
Steven Cameron says banning trail on post-RDR advice will hurt the consumer.
Emma Prescott says this year promises to be as eventful as the last for protection.
Wealth management for really wealthy people has been and always will be under- taken by banks.
Kira Nickerson says fund groups should focus on improving the products they already have.
As we move towards the implementation stage of RDR, political attention should turn to address the fallout of the FSA’s plans in terms of consumer access to advice.
Nic Cicutti says many advisers fail to explain what they do for the money they are paid.
It would seem that many firms have had enough of FSCS costs.
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Advisers slam recent political pressure on pension charges, saying it exposes a lack of knowledge among MPs of the actual fees most people are paying.
We run the rule over some of the candidates in the frame to take on the demanding role of Aifa director general.
Baroness Greengross is preparing to lobby senior Government ministers over concerns that people with small pension pots will be unable to access independent financial advice after the RDR.
Berry Asset Management chief executive Jamie MacLeod is in negotiations with a number of platforms as part of the firm’s bid to move into the IFA market.
Partnership is urging Government ministers to look at making joint life annuities the default option for married couples.
Protection advisers have called on life companies to clarify whether they will pay out in cases of assisted suicide.
Senior Liberal Democrat sources have raised concerns about Andrew Dilnot’s long-term care funding plans, saying the proposals are expensive, bureaucratic and regressive.
Sesame has added Epping wealth management firm Finansec as a network member.
The FOS has yet to resolve a payment protection insurance complaint from 2008, over three years after it received the case.
Greenlight Capital owner David Einhorn has been fined for market abuse.
FSA figures reveal over 10 per cent of enforcement cases in 2010/11 did not result in disciplinary action.
TSC member Andrea Leadsom says the committee should have a stronger role in scrutinising European financial regulation.
MetLife UK is linking with BlackRock to launch a range of unit linked guarantee retirement products.
Conservative MP Ben Gummer is calling for the Government to introduce taxpayer statements explaining to people how their taxes will be spent.
Financial services barrister Peter Hamilton has launched a specialist legal advice service for advisers and financial services firms.
The first quarter in any year has a strong tax planning focus.
Conservative MEPs attack ’veto’ which they say turned out to be nothing of the kind.
True Potential is looking to increase its national IFA proposition from 15 advisers to 200 by the end of the year.
TSC says it will digest evidence from Sants over RBS failure ahead of grilling over new role at PRA
Chris Davies, director at Consultancy Engage Partnership, has written what he says is the first book about the retail distribution review
The average price of a two-year fixed-rate mortgage has reached its highest level since August at 4.27 per cent.
Calls for guidance document to be clarified beyond doubt.
Virgin Money plans to double the value of mortgage lending that Northern Rock advanced.