8 Decemeber 2011
Make firms aware of the perils of putting back auto-enrolment.
Advisers must act quickly to counter the rising tide of execution-only.
Some have labelled the MoJ as “toothless”, which seems an overly kind epithet.
We have to get out of the view that a house is a short-term investment.
Smartphones and tablets have the potential to transform many advisers’ relationship with technology.
Will 2011 be seen as the year that the FSA finally began to crack down on poor bank advice?
Very few people really care about the one thing that ought to matter most.
Tom Baigrie says the protection distribution sector had a better year than most in 2011.
The decision to delay the implementation of auto-enrolment for small firms puts the entire project in peril.
An adviser has hit out at Axa Wealth for contacting his client directly with a quote for a Legal & General annuity.
Advisers have welcomed the FSA’s guidance on distributor-influenced funds, which aims to manage conflicts of interest.
Trade body demanding answers over the way scheme is pursuing recoveries from advisers who recommended Keydata products.
Barry Norris introduces 10 per cent exposure to European banks in the £307.9m fund.
Aviva has started a TV programme sponsorship campaign to raise awareness about investment and insurance products.
Equity-release specialists have called on providers to develop products for the home care market which allow customers to draw down smaller amounts.
John Charcol senior technical manager Ray Boulger has warned there will be horrendous consequences for the UK mortgage market in 2012 if the eurozone implodes.
Review of refunds for firms that were overcharged for the interim FSCS levy has been delayed and will now run into next year.
Fund managers are doubtful there will be much interest in joining the new mixed investment 0-35 per cent shares sector due to the equity restrictions.
Advisers react to the new setup for managed sector funds.
Trade body launches fund comparison website for consumers and is considering developing risk ratings for funds in the managed sectors.
Broker says insurers are using a data protection loophole to get full medical records at reduced prices.
Few products cause more controversy in our industry than investment bonds.
Service set to spend over £20m of its industry funded budget on marketing and brand awareness in 2012/13.
The National Association of Pension Funds is calling for a delay to the 2017 review of auto-enrolment.
Schroders has sold all its exposure to Asia excluding Japan in its £230m multi-manager fund range amid concerns that growth in China will slow.
Adrian Boulding says scrapping the transfer bans and contribution cap from Nest would see the scheme distracted from its key focus.