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Advisers must follow the example of major online and high-street brands in order to stay relevant to customers and survive the next three decades. That was the key message from a panel of industry experts who gathered to celebrate Money Marketing’s 30th anniversary. Speaking at the roundtable dinner at The Langham Hotel in London last […]

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Turning the corner: Can the industry build on rising adviser numbers?

Advisers are calling on policymakers to do more to increase adviser numbers following the first meaningful rise since the RDR. Last month the FCA announced the number of advisers at advice firms had increased by 5 per cent from 21,496 a year ago to 22,557. Experts say while the figures are promising, further steps to […]

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Billy Burrows: Delivering drawdown to the mass market

Ever since the pension freedoms were announced I have been asking the following question: what does drawdown for the mass-market look like? The answer to this question lies in tackling two important issues: who is drawdown most suitable for and which products are most suitable? Traditionally, drawdown has been regarded as an option only suitable […]

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When someone mentions whole of life plans, most people will think of a niche product that serves as an inheritance tax planning tool for high-net-worth clients. And it’s really not surprising they’ve been pigeonholed in that waybecause before the arrival of RDR in 2013, that’s more or less exactly what they were. For advisers thinking […]

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