MM – Opinion

AJ Bell: The right way to improve take up of guidance

The Financial Guidance and Claims Bill is debated by the Public Bill Committee today as the Government faces pressure to back a House of Lords amendment which would see savers automatically enrolled into guidance when they access the pension freedoms. Pensions minister Guy Opperman’s decision to remove the amendment last month has been heavily criticised […]

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Welcome to your new Money Marketing

As you can see, the Money Marketing website looks very different than what you are used to. A lot of work has gone into the redesign, and I wanted to take a bit of time to explain the new look and why we have made the decisions we have. When we redesigned the magazine just […]

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Tom Kean: Confused regulation is holding back advisers

I like to think one of the skills that makes me a decent adviser is the ability to convert complex, illogical and sometimes-opaque notions into bite-sized snippets of information clients might understand. Thirty years in the job has led me to accept, although we live and breathe our subject, that is simply not the case […]

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Lee Robertson: Rise to the challenge

I have been reading the commentary and social media activity around the recent BACK2Y conference with huge interest. I should probably declare some interests here. I went to the first conference last year and would have gone again this year if not for a diary clash. I have known and respected founder Paul Armson for […]

Cyber security

MM leader: Waking up to the cybercrime threat

In an era of mobile devices, working remotely and Cloud computing, the modern way of working means data security is increasingly crucial. One wrong move could ultimately bring down a company if sensitive data gets into the wrong hands. It is easy to be derisory of the security lapses committed by others. Briefcases or laptops […]

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Nic Cicutti: Back to the Future policies are failing voters

Of all the sayings about the media’s need to remain neutral when delivering information to the public, one of the most over-used is that from former Guardian editor CP Scott back in the 1920s: “Comment is free but facts are sacred.” If so, then my column last week, in which I criticised the backward nature […]

Ian McKenna: Treading the fine line between good and bad robo advice

At the beginning of the month, Nick and Martin Bamford caused amusement around the industry by announcing the launch of Informed Choice’s robo-adviser as an April Fools prank. What many in the industry might find scary, however, is that they are not too far away from the truth. The emergence of real robo-advisers is, in […]

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Adrian Walker: Pension tax relief in the crosshairs

Pension tax relief has come under fire this month as the three main political parties unveiled their election manifestos. First to be revealed was the Labour plan to restrict tax relief for top-rate taxpayers (around 300,000 people) to the same level as basic-rate payers: i.e. 20 per cent. The cut would begin at £150,000, tapering […]