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Equity release a growing market for solicitors – Pru

Research from Prudential conducted among UK private client solicitors shows a growing need for advisory work in equity release. Twenty nine per cent of solicitors believe demand for legal guidance in the area of equity release will increase in the next five years and over the last two years, one in four (26 per cent) […]

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Barclays rolls back on robo-advice plans

Barclays has rolled back on plans to launch a robo-advice service, Money Marketing understands. The bank launched a new self-directed investment platform, Smart Investor, in August last year. Sources tell Money Marketing that the bank was also planning to complement this with a hybrid advice offering that would combine online services with a face-to-face element, […]

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True Potential in-house fund range more than doubles to £4bn

True Potential has grown assets in its discretionary portfolios by £2.1bn in 2017. In its annual results, published today, the platform says it has attracted £3.8bn assets in its in-house funds in 2017, up from £1.7bn in the previous year. Assets into the funds were at £0.7bn in 2015. Since launch in October 2015, True […]

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FCA warns over advisers giving ‘inadequate information’ to DB transfer specialists

The FCA has reiterated its warnings that advisers outsourcing defined benefit transfer advice to firms with relevant qualifications cannot divorce themselves from responsibility for the eventual recommendation. While existing FCA rules require additional qualifications to advise on DB transfers, and the FCA has written to all firms who have DB transfer permissions as part of […]

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Bonds face up to stormy conditions

As bonds face up to stormy conditions, Jonathan Platt, Head of Fixed Income at Royal London Asset Management shares three key trends our Fixed Income Team have seen shaping bond markets recently. Read the article here. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The value of investments and the income from them is […]

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