How will pensions early access for advice work in practise?

A plan to allow savers to dip into their pensions early to pay for advice has prompted a call for controls to be imposed. Advisers and providers are concerned over how the money would be transferred to clients. Last week the Financial Advice Market Review recommended all-owing people to draw on their pension savings up […]

The realities on the advice frontline post-pension freedoms

Dramatic changes to the retirement landscape over recent years have created a huge demand for advice, but delivering this profitably is a formidable challenge. Money Marketing invited industry experts to a roundtable debate on the future shape of retirement advice and how best the industry can meet the growing demand, including from clients with less wealth. […]

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One-in-three advice firms planning expansion

Almost one-in-three advice businesses are planning to recruit more advisers over the next twelve months, according to a survey by the FCA. The survey, published in full next month, was revealed in the final report of the Financial Advice Market Review, which emerged yesterday. The FCA surveyed 233 firms between November and December last year, […]


Scott Gallacher: Time to take the adviser charging debate offline

Advisers are rarely in competition with each other for clients. Generally it is client apathy – or the banks – we battle against, not each other. With this in mind, we are normally more than happy to share ideas and debate issues with each other, as there is little to be lost by helping our peers. In fact, given we effectively […]

Finding value in UK equities

By Mark Martin, Investment Director & Head of UK Equities Register for a live update on 9 July at 14.30 with Mark Martin, who will be discussing Chancellor George Osborne’s ‘emergency’ summer budget, the UK equity landscape post May’s General Election and his outlook for the second half of 2015. Mark will also highlight the […]


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