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Out of Context: “It looks great. A bit like the old Smash Hits magazine!”

“It looks great. A bit like the old Smash Hits magazine!”

Having seen a mock-up of the new-look Money Marketing ahead of its launch this week, Protection Review chief executive Kevin Carr has noticed a striking resemblance between the new design and a now defunct music magazine.



Treasury to launch independent review into the Money Advice Service

The Treasury is to launch an independent review of the Money Advice Service before the end of this parliament. The MAS came under fire during a Treasury select sub-committee meeting in December when it was branded “not fit for purpose”. MPs agreed to grant the service a “stay of execution” subject to an independent review. In […]

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Wells Street Journal: From the Man from the Pru to the man with the golden gun

You’d have thought anyone who helps advisers with their pensions queries would have no need to sex-up their social media presence.  However, Prudential business development manager Vince Smith-Hughes has decided the defined upper body of James Bond star Daniel Craig is the best image to use to portray himself to the masses. To be fair […]


True Potential launches D2C platform and network arm

True Potential has launched a direct-to-consumer platform and network arm to sit alongside its national IFA business. The True Potential Investor platform charges 40 basis points and launches with both Isa and general investment accounts. Risk profiling is provided by Morningstar, with investors guided into funds based on their risk score. The platform offers a limited […]


What are the biggest market risks on the FCA’s radar?

The FCA has warned conflicts of interest, developments in technology and rapid house price growth are set to come under the regulatory spotlight during 2014/15. The regulator published its risk outlook this week, which sets out key areas of supervisory focus over the coming year. The FCA believes there could be challenges for large firms […]


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