Now the Treasury has excluded the Money Advice Service from its pensions guidance plans, is there any point in the quango carrying on?
The FCA says it would have preferred to extend the scheme to all regulated firms.
Trade body says it is pleased with financial performance in a ‘challenging climate’.
Lead generation firm TAB Finance has been asked to stop communications 19 times this year.
Premier has hired ex-Barclays Wealth director Paul Freeman and his former team of six wealth managers to launch a South West office.
Network was placed into administration in 2010 after regulatory action.
Aberdeen-based Midas Financial Solutions is being investigated for offering unregulated short-term investments.
Hywel George, the director of investments, at the Old Mutual Investment Group, says it is the first time the group has launched an African fund to a global audience.
The Treasury is full of praise for the organisations it has chosen to deliver the guidance guarantee - with one notable omission.
Osborne has made things worse with his vague promises of guidance to support the pension reforms next year
Soft skills and scrutiny are key to the delivery of guidance.
Discussions about Apfa have reached boiling point.
“If it looks and feels like advice, it probably is advice.” So said FCA technical specialist Rory Percival back in April 2013.
Advisers need to rebuild trust to counter the “car crash” of low guidance take-up.
Is the AF2 business financial planning exam more relevant to advisers than they think?
Weekly Adviser View
Higher costs for advice firms could mean many people end up eschewing advice altogether
Recently I might have said that I thought all financial journalists were unethical charlatans whose opinion could be bought by advertisers.
Does the retirement of baby boomers also present a threat as many financial practices risk wind-down rather than a managed exit and succession plan?
Pilot Financial Planning managing director Ian Thomas discusses escaping the corporate world and finding his advice niche.
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Trade Body View
Next April will bring significant change to the whole of retirement planning.
The decision by the Treasury to regulate buy-to-let loans where there is an accidental landlord is a clever sleight of hand to capture the smallest niche possible.