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It has been a long time coming but the FCA is finally promising to take another look at financial scams. Without doubt, the level of professionalism among regulated advisers and the respect from other professions are now both huge. I look around and find colleagues far and wide so much more qualified compared with 10 years […]

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Chris Gilchrist: The rights and wrongs of IFA forecasts

I do not question for a minute the predictions of the EY team Money Marketing recently reported on about the future of independent versus restricted advice. EY’s Malcolm Kerr knows more about this market and its economics than anyone. But I want to agree to disagree and focus on where IFAs will not only be […]

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Treasury eyes P2P access for Sipps

The Treasury has held talks with industry representatives about allowing peer-to-peer investments in Sipps, Money Marketing understands. A group of senior industry figures were summoned by Government officials last week to argue the case for allowing P2P loans within a Sipp wrapper, Money Marketing can reveal. A consultation on the proposal remains the most likely […]

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Out in the cold: Are providers doing enough to protect the vulnerable?

Pension providers run the risk of “cutting loose” vulnerable savers if they do not find better ways of monitoring signs of cognitive decline in ageing customers. The pension reforms have handed customers “freedom and choice”, with FCA data showing a third of the 37,150 customers entering into drawdown between October and December opting to do […]

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