View more on these topics

IFAA and IFP set up IFA professional body

The IFA Association and the Institute for Financial Planning are forming an alliance to create a professional body solely for IFAs.

The two trade bodies want to make the Certified Financial Planner qualification a &#39hallmark of quality&#39 for IFAs.

The IFAA believes that the initiative can improve standards and help IFAs combat the poor publicity they have faced over the past three years.

IFAA chairman Bernard Jones says: &#34The CFP is a symbol of excellence and quality recognised by the public. It will increase confidence in and the reputation of IFAs.&#34


Henderson Geared Income & Growth Trust sees losses

Henderson&#39s Geared Income & Growth Trust fell 9.2 per cent in the six months to the end of August.Net asset value per income ordinary share fell by 15 per cent in the same period.Henderson blames the poor performance on gearing which means that the shares suffer in a falling market.But the quarterly dividend rate has […]

Brokers in the clear over pension top-up sales

IFAs are to be absolved of misselling top-up pensions but life offices face PIA fines unless they meet strict guidelines.Next week, the PIA will crack down on the free-standing additional voluntary contribution market with tough new guidelines for direct-sales providers. IFAs are unlikely to be targeted as offenders.This is a dramatic U-turn for the regulator […]

MCRI threatens &#39ban&#39 on unlicensed firms

The Mortgage Code Register of Intermediaries is attacking IFAs for the first time with a threat to deregister 120 firms if they fail to prove they hold a consumer credit licence.A valid consumer credit licence is a requirement of membership of the MCRI. If deregistered, a broker would not be able to place business with […]

Halifax house price index shows small rise

The Halifax House Price Index shows that prices rose by 0.3 per cent in September. The average house price is now £72,748m.Annual house price inflation rose by 0.1 per cent last month to 5.4 per cent. The forecast for the fourth quarter is 5 per cent falling to 4 per cent in the fourth quarter […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up


    Leave a comment


    Why register with Money Marketing ?

    Providing trusted insight for professional advisers. Since 1985 Money Marketing has helped promote and analyse the financial adviser community in the UK and continues to be the trusted industry brand for independent insight and thought leadership.

    News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
    Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

    Money Marketing Events
    Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, roundtables and more.

    Research and insight
    Take part in and see the results of Money Marketing's flagship investigations into industry trends.

    Have your say
    Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

    Register now

    Having problems?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3712

    Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am -5.00pm