Recent stories have played on the fact that despite the Care Act no insurance company is looking to develop care products.
The pension reforms offer a great opportunity for financial advisers to attract new clients and grow their business.
Increasingly, we are seeing networks banning their affiliates from transacting such business and compliance specialists referring to the process as potentially just too toxic.
The oil price has stabilised - but for how long?
With the general election campaign now in full swing, our domestic market is displaying the sort of nervousness that might be expected when the final outcome is so uncertain.
For UK advisers wanting sustainable, long-term business success, the time is right to review and adapt working models to embrace a mix of automated services alongside the personal approach.
Regulator says it doesn’t want to prevent firms from using social media, but the rules on regulated firms make it more difficult than other sectors.
As profits fall in mining and oil, the dividend payout ratio as a percentage of earnings now stands above previous peak levels.
The reduction in the lifetime allowance to £1m could bring in extra complexity around fixed protection.
The crude approach to advice is akin to hunting and gathering, which men in general have always been good at.
Markets have moved higher without commensurate support from fundamentals.
For the second year running, the Chancellor targeted savers in his Budget.
Advisers must start to think about preparing for another qualification requirement.
The groundwork for the mid-21st century great pension mis-buying scandal is being laid.
Frustration remains around the pension transfer qualification rules.
Advisers are feeling uneasy about the FCA’s client’s best interest rule.
Editor's comments of the week
IHT is the third component of a financial Holy Trinity considered so crucial to Tory election hopes.
The simple products initiative is occupying the minds of those who really should know better.
A Government-operated hub for those wishing to act against advice would hugely beneficial for the industry.
The organisation has lessons to learn - quickly.
This Budget could be interpreted by the proactive and positive among us as one for advisers, platforms and asset managers.