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Chris Legge was formerly Brewin Dolphin intermediary business development manager.
International Monetary Fund has upgraded the UK’s growth forecast for this year to 3.2 per cent.
Highclere Financial Services partner Lakey says he had ‘no influence’ as a council member.
Lakey steps down after 18 months on the Apfa council.
Chief executive Paul Feeney says the firm has no plans to acquire further distribution.
Andre Girault and Tim Dickens will both take up role of investment directors in firm’s London office.
FCA agrees to meet with ICAEW after experts raised concerns the regulator had wrongly interpreted its own rules.
I am vehemently opposed to Chancellor George Osborne’s free pension guidance. It isn’t free to me, and by extension it isn’t free to my clients
People often become rich by not taking prisoners. They do, however, make hostages of advisers who are foolish or greedy enough to let them
When I hear the words “execution-only”, it conjures up the image of the firing squad where the soon-to-be victim is given one last cigarette
One of the striking things about many regulatory discussions over the years has been their utter predictability, usually on the IFA side
The literature from the Treasury and the FCA this week did its best to reassure the financial services industry that guidance can be delivered successfully.
The FCA’s rules themselves are complex, the ordinary law also applies to what is going on and the facts of each case will inevitably be different. So how do advisers tackle simplified advice from a legal standpoint?
A further look at how new planned IHT rules would apply to relevant property trusts.
Weekly Adviser View
Defining whether you want to operate as a specialist or generalist is becoming a core requirement for advisers in establishing their proposition.
Focusing on the cost of advice can detract from the outcome for clients.
With new initiatives continually coming to market, it makes it even harder for the average consumer to understand the profession’s nuances.
Differentiation from other advisers is key for the Wingate FInancial Planning director.
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Trade Body View
With one of the worst protection gaps in Europe, what will it take to address the issue?
The FCA has indicated increasing intolerance for non-compliance, so we are likely to see regulatory action if there is no improvement.