Positive Solutions is offering a specialist financial advice service for single parents through an exclusive partnership deal with websites OnlyMums and OnlyDads.org.
Legal & General is launching a quarterly adviser confidence index that will track expectations among advisers of mortgage and protection sales and interest rate movements. The first index shows adviser optimism, with 60 per cent expecting business will pick up over the next quarter, and 58 per cent think they will be writing more protection […]
Platforms must do more to respond to the needs of advisers to secure their long-term future, according to a report by Defaqto.The report, Adviser Platforms in the UK 2008: Stand and Deliver, says many advisers are still in the process of testing out different platforms and are yet to commit to one in particular.Defaqto says […]
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Hargreaves Lansdown head of research Mark Dampier says bond valuations are so attractive that he may invest in one for the first time in his career.Dampier says spreads have ballooned to beyond the level they were in 2002 in the bear market despite the fact that we are not in a full-blown recession.He says: “There […]
So are the new Pension Freedoms being used? The answer to this appears to be a very clear ‘yes’. Figures from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) this week provides firm evidence of such usage.
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The FCA should not be under the illusion a ban on contingent charging will necessarily improve the quality of advice, an adviser trade body has said. The Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice Association warns any contingent charging ban could have unforeseen consequences. According to Pimfa removing contingent charging could push consumers to either become […]
Michael Klimes looks at the FCA’s increasingly tough stance on Sipp providers and unregulated investments
Technology provider Moneyhub will now use Intelliflo’s application programming interface for its advisers. Integration onto the API will allow for advisers to access real-time information of client’s managed pensions and investments. Advisers will also be able to link investments they manage and see clients’ spending and savings patterns. The Big Interview: Moneyhub chief executive on […]