26 November 2009
If the financial advice industry aspires to be considered a profession alongside law or accountancy (although perhaps we should set our ambitions higher than that), it needs to do a number of things to make it look the part.
“There needs to be a complete reassessment of income protection basics - there is a significant vacuum waiting to be filled by forward-thinking providers.”
The FOS is seeing more disputes over property valuations, particularly on the sale of repossessed properties.
A GMAC-RFC borrower with £14,000 arrears charges whose mortgage was resold to Wave has narrowly escaped repossession this week.
Ratings agency sees potential in equities over fixed income next year.
Warning over the FSA’s new powers to grill prospective candidates.
“Public confidence in the market will only be safeguarded if the majority of borrowers feel that they are being fairly and properly treated when they buy products.”
Aifa wants the FSA to change the way it calculates firms’ regulatory fees.
Simon Cole says the reward from using his platform is a lack of surprises.
SimplyBiz managing director Ian Thorneycroft issues a rallying cry to IFAs for a return to traditional values.
Savills Private Finance MD Mark Harris looks forward to a better year for the mortgage intermediary.
Ben Yearsley takes a look at the Miton strategic portfolio.
Skandia has published a new guide to help advisers in their due diligence process when comparing platforms.
FSA should have been charged with increasing personal financial provision.
SJP says there is no need for oral disclosure for restricted advisers.
Tony Wickenden refreshes his understanding of the rules on UK resident non- domiciliaries and the remittance basis of taxation.
The insurer will only accept new business from certain overseas domains following a strategic business review.