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Ex-adviser jailed for five years over fraud

19 December 2014 5:05 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Alok Dhanda found guilty of 37 counts of fraud.


Former Arck partner pleads guilty to £50m fraud

19 December 2014 4:09 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

Richard Clay pleads guilty to three fraud charges.

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Pensions guidance qualification launched

18 December 2014 8:20 am | By Sam Brodbeck

PMI and JLT aim certificate at administrators, paraplanners and HR professionals.

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MPs warn FCA of ignoring duties to pension savers

17 December 2014 3:44 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

DWP committee say poor customer outcomes will be “FCA’s fault”.

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Landmark ruling orders transfer out of liberation scheme

17 December 2014 1:30 pm | By Sam Brodbeck

But Pensions Ombudsman warns member’s entire savings could have already “disappeared”.

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L&G scraps face-to-face adviser support team

17 December 2014 11:00 am | By Tom Selby, Sam Brodbeck

Insurer responds to “changing adviser behaviour”.

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FCA asks for help in explaining indy/restricted advice

16 December 2014 12:14 pm | By Natalie Holt

Regulator admits advice labels are not resulting in better consumer understanding.

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RDR has pushed up cost of advice

16 December 2014 11:37 am | By Natalie Holt

Research says some advisers are recommending low-cost passive funds rather than reducing charges.

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MM leader: Has the RDR been worth £2.6bn?

18 December 2014

Total cost of RDR to financial services firms is estimated at up to £2.6bn by 2017.

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Robert Reid: Fall guys in Budget guidance tug of war

12 December 2014

As the Treasury makes matters more complex, guidance becomes more difficult to deliver.

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Danby Bloch: Honest answers to silly questions

9 December 2014

Asking how much clients can afford to lose has no part in a risk-profiling questionnaire  

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Ian McKenna: Is this the advice business of the future?

8 December 2014

Adviser firm Alexander House is taking cloud computing to another level, with impressive results.

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Chris Gilchrist: Tragedy of the Life Office - the final act

5 December 2014

That’s a wrap…or is it?

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MM leader: Savers should be nudged to full advice

4 December 2014

Nudge theory and behavioural economics are increasingly shaping the future of financial services.

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How will competition in the pensions market benefit consumers?

18 December 2014

Insurance companies, Sipp providers and investment managers will be chasing the same money from April. But what’s in it for the consumer?

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Chris Gilchrist: How not to approach client attitude to risk

19 December 2014

It is hard to take some of the life planning initiatives out there seriously.

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Scott Gallacher: Why robo-advisers do not compute

16 December 2014

A computer programme is unable to explain and reassure during times of markets stress.

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Mel Kenny: Ignore the noise on pension freedoms

9 December 2014

The strength of the advice sector is riding high, much to the dismay of some personal finance commentators.

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Profile: 'Another piece of the jigsaw falls into place every time I have a consultation with someone'

11 December 2014 | By Amanda Newman Smith

New WMA chief executive Liz Field on her whirlwind first few months in the job 

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Chris Hannant: Pension reforms bring major opportunities for advisers

20 October 2014

Next April will bring significant change to the whole of retirement planning.


Robert Sinclair: Buy-to-let traps

10 October 2014

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.

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