Standard Life advice arm takes robo-advice plans to FCA trial

Standard Life’s advice arm 1825 has approached the FCA again to begin trialling a robo-advice proposition. In the wake of the Financial Advice Market Review in 2016, the FCA set up a dedicated advice unit to assist firms looking to use technology to bring automated advice services or discretionary investment models to market, potentially making […]

Platform tech firm boosts European footprint

The technology provider behind the Old Mutual Wealth and Aviva platforms has expanded its presence in Europe by buying a German platform. FNZ, which also sits behind the Standard Life Wrap, Elevate and Zurich platforms, has bought platform Ebase from Comdirect Bank. According to Platforum, Ebase is the fourth largest platform for advisers in Germany. […]

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Network expands national coverage through Welsh IFA

IFA network Beaufort Financial has added £65m assets under management through North Wales and Cheshire-based firm Alchemy Advisory Services. Alchemy, which has around 500 clients, will be rebranded Beaufort Financial (St Asaph and Chester). The firm’s three advisers – Gaynor and Stephen Lyth and Geoff Goodwin – will stay with the business. Stephen Lyth says […]


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