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Standard Life advice arm takes robo-advice plans to FCA trial

Standard Life’s advice arm 1825 has approached the FCA again to begin trialling a robo-advice proposition. In the wake of the Financial Advice Market Review in 2016, the FCA set up a dedicated advice unit to assist firms looking to use technology to bring automated advice services or discretionary investment models to market, potentially making […]

Ian McKenna: How short-term savings apps can help boost pensions engagement

Consumers spend far more time concerned with their day-to-day banking and budgeting than they do thinking about their long-term savings Aberdeen Standard head of retirement Gregg McClymont’s recent Money Marketing column  correctly identifies the challenge of achieving consumer engagement with pensions. A pensions dashboard solely accessible via the single guidance body is doomed to failure even before […]

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FCA turns focus to intergenerational retirement issues

The FCA has reiterated its stance on ensuring the next generation of consumers will have the best outcomes possible in retirement. In a speech to the Pensions Policy Institute, FCA strategy and competition executive director strategy Christopher Woolard says the “package of remedies” to help improve consumer engagement, promote competition and protect consumers will be […]

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Challenges and opportunities

By Sarah Scott, marketing consultant On 22 February this year the charity Diabetes UK launched a fundraising initiative, #Swim22. They challenged individuals to swim 22 miles over the course of 89 days – a distance that equates to the width of the English Channel. Because of the time period the challenge is spread over, it […]

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