Auditor Ernst & Young says its legal battle against Equitable Life will go to court after reports that there might be an out-of-court settlement.
I have in the past five years had the misfortune to be a member of one national IFA and two networks. The national retained a ridiculously high percentage of gross income that it become prohibitive to be associated with them while the networks silently slipped into administration along with my money. I am now in […]
Networks are no longer adding value to IFA firms, rather they add costs and complexity while doing nothing to enhance the IFA’s adviser-client relationship. Networks are now proving to be the dinosaurs of the industry.
IFA Millfield is reviewing its relationship with financial software company Sirius and is believed to be dropping the company altogether.
Lighthouse is setting up an online platform, Lighthouse Xpress, developed over the last year with Quay Software. Lighthouse says it will enable advisers to communicate electronically with providers and will allow it to check compliance.
With 23 auto-enrolment compliance notices issued by the Pensions Regulator, and an evolving legislative landscape meaning previously compliant schemes may now be in breach of regulation, now is the time to think about auditing your auto-enrolment scheme. Johnson Fleming is hosting a webinar on 9 October at 11:00 on how to audit your scheme to ensure compliance, avoid breaches and fines and overcome data issues.
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