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Old Mutual: Savers must beware pensions 'death tax' risks

26 November 2014

Recent reforms have thrust pensions into the spotlight like never before.


Holly Mackay: Lazy thinking on the D2C market

26 November 2014

The growing self-directed customer channel is as much threat to good financial planners as I am to Angelina Jolie.

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Chris Hannant: What does 'good' look like for the FCA?

24 November 2014

The FCA needs to define its vision for success.

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TPR: Scheme choice key to cutting auto-enrol compliance risk

21 November 2014

A significant proportion of small and micro employers preparing for automatic enrolment will choose their own pension scheme without the assistance of advisers.


Tom Baigrie: Could this be Hector Sants’ redemption?

21 November 2014

The ex-FSA chief is poised to lead the Church of England’s proposed financial education initiative.

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Nic Cicutti: Advisers don't always earn client trust

20 November 2014

One thing I have learned since I started writing about financial services is one should never question the bond of trust between adviser and client.

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Chris Sier: UK can learn from Netherlands on cost disclosure

20 November 2014

Dutch regulator has forced industry to disclose an ‘unprecedented’ level of costs data. 

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Mark Barnett: Trouble ahead for UK equity investors

20 November 2014

The central bank’s influence is becoming weaker and weaker

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Chris Davies: Showcasing the value of relationships

19 November 2014

Firms that have good relationships with both staff and clients have the most attractive business models.


Spin, half-truths and omissions: David Cameron talks pensions

19 November 2014 | By Samuel Dale

The Prime Minister has written for on pensions today.

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John Lawson: The feast and famine of retirement income

18 November 2014

It is time to move on from the argument one is better than the other when it comes to drawdown and annuities.

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Alan Higham: The dishonest pension tax relief debate

17 November 2014

Pension tax relief is an unfair stealth tax and those advocating cuts are being dishonest.

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Stuart Gregory: Solicitors need to up their game

11 November 2014

Too many delays lay solely at the feet of this one element of the home-buying process.

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Martin Tilley: Advisers should seize pensions 'death tax' opportunities

10 November 2014

Don’t leave nominations in the hands of administrators.


Mike Gould: FCA must clarify what constitutes a personal recommendation

10 November 2014

Lack of clarity comes at a bad time, impeding business development that could help address the advice gap.

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Kim North: MAS no friend to pre-retirees

7 November 2014

The Money Advice Service fails to adequately address a number of complex areas surrounding the upcoming pension freedoms.

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MM leader: Chasing the holy grail on fund fees

20 November 2014

How “unbundled” should the investment industry go?

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Nic Cicutti


Nic Cicutti: There's more to adviser charging than PFS thinks

13 November 2014

It is fiendishly difficult for advisers to be totally clear at the outset about the full cost of advice.

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Chris Gilchrist


Chris Gilchrist: Act two of the life office tragedy

21 November 2014

Can life companies survive the next existential threat?

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Alan Lakey


Alan Lakey: Rate increase bombshell is looming

5 September 2014

As advisers we are often expected to be adviser, marriage guidance counsellor and often clairvoyant.

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Ian Mckenna


Ian McKenna: Auto-enrolment and financial fitness

17 November 2014

Combining auto-enrolment services with financial wellbeing strategies is an untapped opportunity for advisers.

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Rob Reid


Robert Reid: Small numbers, big problem

14 November 2014

The loss of renewal will be disastrous for firms young and old.

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Brian Tora


Brian Tora: What to expect from post-QE markets

4 November 2014

Federal Reserve appears dismissive of certain fears that have plagued investors lately.

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Tony Wickenden


Tony Wickenden: The tax issues when providers collect advice fees

20 November 2014

It is important to consider the tax consequences where a provider pays an adviser on the client’s behalf

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