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Cameron: UK will not pay 'unacceptable' £1.7bn EU bill

24 October 2014 3:21 pm | By Sam Macdonald

Prime Minister David Cameron has insisted the UK will not pay the £1.7bn demanded by the European Union by next month.


SMEs call for auto-enrol staging date delay in wake of Budget

24 October 2014 1:59 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

SMEs want their staging dates pushed back while legislation is outstanding.


Scottish Widows extends initial commission on pension transfers

24 October 2014 1:30 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Advisers will be able to earn commission up until April 2016.


MPs press Treasury over £20bn pension tax loophole

24 October 2014 1:24 pm | By Samuel Dale

Corporate Adviser editor John Greenwood clashed with pensions minister Steve Webb.


Baillie Gifford European co-manager Paul Faulkner departs

24 October 2014 12:31 pm | By Sam Macdonald

Faulkner’s departure today which sees European equity team member Moritz Sitte replace him.


FOS rejects pension transfer complaint on time barring rules

24 October 2014 11:00 am | By Tessa Norman

Rejected decision could help advisers defend other complaints.

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AMI: Brokers will take 75% market share within 5 years

24 October 2014 10:42 am | By Devraj Ray

AMI chief executive Robert Sinclair says direct-only channel is in “decline”.


Lack of guidance backstop 'massive threat' to Budget pension reforms

24 October 2014 10:00 am | By Tessa Norman, Sam Brodbeck

Regulator has come under fire for saying there will be no second line of defence for consumers.


UK GDP grew by 0.7% in Q3

24 October 2014 9:58 am | By Sam Macdonald

ONS statistics show GDP was 3.0 per cent higher than the same quarter in 2013.


'Test case' goes to FSCS over Reyker charges

24 October 2014 9:30 am | By Tessa Norman

Clients argue FSCS should pay out for Reyker charges after Merchant Capital’s collapse.


SLI to close Ignis China fund

24 October 2014 8:58 am | By Sam Macdonald

The Sicav is managed by Magdalene Miller and has a four star FE rating.

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Axa Wealth assets hit £27bn as platform AUA jumps 28%

24 October 2014 8:47 am | By Michael Berry

Axa Wealth grew its assets under management by 10 per cent to £27bn in the year to 30 September.


UK told to pay £1.7bn extra to EU

24 October 2014 8:34 am | By Tessa Norman

UK told to make payment in weeks due to its better than expected economic performance. 


ABI raises concerns over limited FCA guidance rules

24 October 2014 8:31 am | By Samuel Dale

Trade body says customers of retirement products should be asked the same questions and aware of the same risks.

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How do advisers sort the good risk-profiling tools from the bad?

24 October 2014 8:30 am | By Tessa Norman

Advisers must understand the limitations of risk-profiling tools to avoid compliance risks.

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What's standing in the way of the business financial planning exam?

22 October 2014 | By Amanda Newman Smith

Is the AF2 business financial planning exam more relevant to advisers than they think?


FCA: What we are doing to prevent future fund collapses

21 October 2014

Our new cradle-to-grave fund supervision team will help us spot risks earlier.


Does your firm need a business makeover?

20 October 2014 | By Amanda Newman Smith

Makeover consultancy Jigsaw Tree aims to get jaded advice firms running at optimum performance


Older mortgage borrowers face more hurdles after pensions overhaul

17 October 2014 | By Samuel Dale

The changes in the Budget to pension freedoms could make life even harder for older borrowers


Do shifts in retail herald the end for supermarket stocks?

16 October 2014 | By Pamela Morris

As markets grow cold on the big three supermarkets, some investors are turning to discount names as an attractive alternative

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Danby Bloch: Advisers must save clients from themselves

15 October 2014

Most objections to investing in registered pensions have revolved around their inflexibility and the position on death. This has all changed


Adam Samuel: Don't fall into the products trap

14 October 2014

FSCS levy payers have an interest in ensuring new products come under scrutiny.


Asset allocation: Equilibrium proves smaller is better for property

13 October 2014 | By Pamela Morris

Partner and investment manager Mike Deverell says smaller-scale wealth managers can gain property exposure without taking too much liquidity risk along the way.


Billy Burrows: Axing 'death tax' a real boon for advisers

13 October 2014

When the Chancellor announced the end of the “death tax”, he probably did not realise what a boost he was giving to advisers.


Mark Barnett: Can the UK sustain its recovery?

9 October 2014

Economic growth has recovered and is now expected to grow by around 3 per cent in the current year. But is this type of economic growth robust?


Machines set to 'outsell advisers within five years'

6 October 2014 | By Amanda Newman Smith

A survey from reinsurer RGA has found the protection industry is predicting automated advice within five years.

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Video from Standard Life: The risks of ignoring auto-enrolment video

20 October 2014

Head of pensions strategy Jamie Jenkins talks capacity crunch and the role of advisers in auto-enrolment.


MMTV: Pensions minister Steve Webb discusses the future of auto-enrolment video

6 October 2014

Pensions minister Steve Webb tells Sam Brodbeck about the future challenges facing auto-enrolment and new pensions freedoms.

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Watch Webb clash with CA editor in Bill committee session

23 October 2014

Pension minister Steve Webb and other MPs grilled Corporate Adviser editor John Greenwood over the new pension flexibilities in a combative session before the Pensions Scheme Bill Committee this afternoon.


Morningstar: Investment trust monthly reports increase four-fold

23 October 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

The number of investment trusts reporting portfolio holdings on a monthly basis has more than quadrupled to 122 over the last two years.


Advisers warned over auto-enrolment charge cap dodge

23 October 2014 | By Sam Brodbeck

Advisers should beware of providers trying to dodge the charge cap on default pension funds by opening new schemes


S&P: eurozone crisis set to continue

23 October 2014 | By Sam Macdonald

The eurozone crisis will continue for some time despite the worst being over, according to the latest report from Standard & Poor’s.

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