LEBC chief executive says advisers must change the way they let people interact with them It seems logical for businesses to consider widening access to their services if they want to grow. Some might explore a new region to broaden their reach geographically. For others, offering a range of services that cater for different customer […]
Are model portfolio platform deals stopping clients leaving? Charges for model portfolios offered by discretionary fund managers on platforms have been called into question as the regulator’s deadline for publishing findings from its platform market study creeps closer. The FCA is expected to publish its interim report on the platform market in the summer and […]
The six million people in defined benefit pension schemes who could be enticed by the high transfer values on offer are causing much consternation among parliamentarians, the regulator and financial advisers. The FCA has found a significant proportion of transfer advice to be unsuitable or questionable. Its latest consultation suggests big changes to the way […]
The latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions illustrate that sickness absence is still a major cost to businesses, with an annual bill for sick pay and associated costs to employers of £9bn. This paper from Jelf Employee Benefits looks at the importance of recording sickness absence for any employee health strategy and how this can be carried out in an efficient manner to reduce absence, improve employee engagement and drive up profits.
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