Govt to cut one-in-three Pension Wise guiders

The Department for Work and Pensions is to cut just over a third of the total number of guiders working on the Government’s Pension Wise service. Earlier this week, the Government revealed that the overall budget for the service would drop by a quarter, with advisers’ levy almost halved to £2.7m. And now, Money Marketing […]


Nick Bamford: Overcoming the price problem

Once again the debate around price versus value has reared its ugly head. A tweet last month from an experienced financial commentator asked: “Friend with inheritance has decided against financial advice because it was ‘too expensive’. Quote seemed reasonable. How do we overcome the price problem?” Restrictions Twitter imposes prevented this person from describing the […]

Asset allocation: Hargreaves targets equity income to beat market fears

Equity income is the sector to be in for Hargreaves Lansdown chief investment officer Lee Gardhouse despite market volatility, the looming EU referendum and recession fears. He says: “Equity income is the most attractive part of the market, but we are not going through the end of the world and we’ll see more company profits […]

How can I help develop my professional connections?

Graeme Ballantyne, business consultancy manager, looks at how you can maximise the opportunities through your professional connections As we move through the summer months it’s perhaps a good time to pause and reflect on whether the plans you’ve made for your business are bearing fruit. One area we at PruConsulting know many advisers have been […]


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