Vanguard second platform to join ABI

Vanguard is the second platform to join the Association of British Insurers, following Hargreaves Lansdown last year. Vanguard launched a direct-to-consumer platform in May last year, which attracted £250m in its first five months. The ABI started taking platform members following pension providers focusing on improving transfers and re-registration after pension freedoms. Vanguard Europe head […]


Former Openwork director to head network’s fifth largest firm

Former Openwork director Philip Martin has joined the network’s fifth largest advice firm as a co-owner and manager. Martin is leading Unique Financial Planning along with practice partner and chief executive Stewart Williams, who set up the firm in 1991. Martin’s departure from Openwork, where he was proposition and marketing director, was confirmed in November […]


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