Andy Thompson

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Andy Thompson: Make room for all models in advice delivery

VouchedFor recently released its list of the top-rated advisers in the UK. These are advisers who receive the highest number of positive reviews from clients. The list includes 1,172 advisers from 737 different firms, be that regional directly authorised firms, large national firms or networks. The diversity of the list serves as an important reminder […]

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Intrinsic chief: What the profession can learn from politics

As a profession, we are good at debating the best way to operate our firms. There are restricted advisers, independent advisers, integrated firms, specialised firms, those who agree with contingent charging and those who do not. However, this strategy is starting to become prohibitive. While those variations are what make our industry dynamic, there is […]

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Intrinsic chief: Why I support contingent charging

A ban would worsen customer outcomes in most cases The report earlier this year from the work and pensions select committee on British Steel Pension Schemes is not ambiguous when it comes to contingent charging. It wants a ban. The report offered several examples of poor behaviour, which have no place in our modern profession and only serve […]