6 January 2011
Nic Cicutti says that Aifa should have backed legal challenges to the FSCS over its £80m levy.
AJ Bell chief executive, the IFP chief executive and Jupiter Unit Trust Managers joint managing director outline their thoughts on the FSA’s recent platform paper.
Alan Lakey says the FSA conveniently ignores alternative interpretations of data.
Jonathan Cornell says the biggest worry in 2011 is over gross lending.
John Greenwood says the 25 per cent lump-sum approach has to be best option offered by the Treasury for early access to pensions.
Ivan Martin says that advisers leaving the industry on the back of qualification requirements would have a detrimental impact on clients.
Advisers question why the firm has soft-closed the offshore without looking at future flows onshore.
LV= says Treasury plans to allow tax charges to be met from pension fund rather than current income are “too complex”.
Helm Godfrey founder explains why he is stepping down as managing director to focus more on life planning venture Project Eve.
Closure sees another 80 job losses, with GI staff getting no pay or commission for December.
The Treasury is to allow people in unsecured pensions who are below the new minimum retirement age to buy an annuity without incurring a tax charge.
Richard Hobbs says the FSA’s cost-benefit analysis does not measure the detriment caused by a decline in advice.
The FSA’s handling of the financial crisis has undermined the UK’s reputation in Europe, according to Lansons Communications director Richard Hobbs.
Fund managers tell investors that income strategies will deliver in 2011.
Cooper says life assurance firm could triple product range over next two years.
“This year is going to be a year when brokers earn more than they did in 2010 but they are going to have to go back to speaking to their clients.”
Building society says it can meet liabilities after Regulatory Legal warned it is gearing up to lodge 400 complaints against them.
Gregor Watt considers the prospects for the pension sector in 2011.
Brokers says formal lending targets on the banking pair do not need to be renewed.
Rachael Adams looks at wide-ranging regulation changes in store for this year.
IFA firm aims to become retirement market leader.
Move follows an “avalanche” of enquiries from providers hoping to put renewable assets into a Sipp.
Ian McKenna assesses the benefits to IFA firms in buying Apple’s new gadget.
Pensions minister Steve Webb has admitted reforming the basic state pension will be a tough task following a delay to a green paper proposing a flat-rate benefit.
Zurich has called for clarity about how the FSA will supervise advisers still working towards a QCF level four qualification after 2012.