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Profile: 1825 chief Steve Murray on the future of advice

For the past eight weeks, 1825 has been a firm in the spotlight. Since mid-March the Standard Life-owned unit has been at the centre of a maelstrom of acquisitions as it seeks a rapid boost to its adviser numbers. Just over a month ago the firm completed a deal with East Anglia’s Almary Green, which […]

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Neil Liversidge: How RDR has killed off timewasters

Can you differentiate your best clients from your worst? I will give you a clue: the best ones pay. It sounds obvious but last year I chaired a seminar for Money Marketing and afterwards a number of business owners called me to discuss the problems they were still having in terms of getting paid realistic fees […]

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Govt eyes pension freedoms for auto-enrolment

Radical plans to let employees overrule their employers on workplace pensions risk tearing up the rules around automatic enrolment, Money Marketing can reveal. The Government is exploring reforms that will see staff pick their own auto-enrolment scheme, with the aim of drastically reducing the number of small pension pots and at the same time boosting engagement among […]

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FCA chair’s record annual expenses bill hits over £40k

FCA chairman John Griffith-Jones has surpassed the regulator’s executive expenses bill racking up more than £41,000 over 12 months. The regulator revealed Griffith-Jones filed expenses of £41,132.75 in the 12 months ending in March through updated figures for allowances and expenses claimed by its chairman and executive board members. Griffith-Jones racked up expenses of £7,260.91 in […]

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FCA produces new rules for pension transfers

Justin Corliss – Business Development Manager Justin Corliss looks at what we know from the recently published FCA consultation paper on pension transfers. On Monday 26 March the FCA released PS18/6, its much awaited response to the CP17/16 consultation paper, Advising on Pension Transfers. While it provides some clarity for advisers, further consultation will be required. Let’s look […]

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