Platforms are potentially a good thing for financial planning businesses but there are some risks that need to be monitored, the FSA has told the IFP.Spokesman for the retail policy division Rory Percival spoke at the IFP conference in Manchester last week and reassured advisers that the regulator understands the benefits of platforms and how […]
Barclays has introduced an income investment paying 8 per cent a year over a five-year period or up to 55 per cent growth. The income investment is ideal for those with equity Isas nearing retirement who do not wish to take much risk.
Written by Mike Riddell One of the current big debates in global financial markets is whether investors should believe ‘hard’ rather than ‘soft’ data, where the usually reliable business and consumer surveys have been suggesting strengthening in global growth momentum for some time now, while the economic data that feeds through into the Gross Domestic […]
Next year is set to be one of challenge and change for the advice profession, but also one of opportunity, as the UK plots an uncharted journey outside the economic boundaries of the EU and planning businesses continue to adapt to evolving regulation. The past 12 months have seen advisers work to meet new European […]
The FCA has today proposed changes that would help unlock patient capital – investment seeking long-term returns, such as venture capital or infrastructure – through unit-linked funds to retail investors. The regulator has also published a discussion paper on the effect of the existing UK framework on investments in patient capital. As part of this year’s budget, chancellor […]
Three advisers talk to Money Marketing about taking time out to help the community Christmas is traditionally a time for giving, so as our thoughts turn to the festive period, how are advice firms giving back to the community or the profession? The great outdoors As a seasoned mountain walker and scout leader, much of […]