The Tories have pledged to ramp up the pressure on the Government to change the Budget’s anti-forestalling measures as part of the higher-rate tax relief pension changes.
Institute of Financial Planning chief executive Nick Cann has hit out at the structure of financial services degrees and says many do not offer students what they need to fulfil future financial planning roles.
The Financial Services Authority needs to treat those it regulates fairly and equally if it is to gain and retain the trust and co-operation of regulated firms. It needs that trust and co-operation for it to do its job effectively. But in at least two important areas, the FSA has acted or is proposing to act unfairly to IFAs – namely in relation to the no long-stop rule and the new professional qualifications for IFAs.
Barclays Wealth is seeing increased investor appetite for structured products linked to indices other than the FTSE 100.
Trapped between expectations for near double-digit returns and strong apprehensions about investing in persistently volatile markets, investors worldwide are of the opinion that professional financial advice is worth the fee. But even though they believe individuals who work with a financial professional are more likely to achieve their goals, investors have a clear vision of […]
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