The number of criminal investigations into insider dealing opened by the FCA has increased by a massive 175 per cent over the last year. Data obtained by law firm Pinsent Masons show there were eight insider dealing investigations opened in 2014/15 compared to 22 in 2015/16. Between 1 April and 31 July this year, 14 […]
Advisers and the wider profession have warned that the lack of visible progress on the Financial Advice Market Review is fast turning into apathy towards what is supposed to be a flagship project to reform advice. Advisers say they have not been kept in the loop on developments, while providers have called for clarity on […]
As reported by Money Marketing today, new technology is increasingly able to measure human emotion and how consumers make decisions. This has huge potential to enhance the analysis of attitude to risk and better understand client preferences. A frequent argument I hear from people who say automated advice can never compete with human advice is that […]
Providers have admitted the introduction of a £500 allowance for pensions advice will not close the advice gap but argue it will help savers understand the value of advice. Last week the Treasury published a consultation paper on allowing consumers to take £500 from their defined contribution scheme to pay for the cost of advice. […]
Jelf Employee Benefits has released a guide to help employers communicate the recent raft of pension legislation to staff. ‘Your Guide to Pension Freedom’ will help employers meet their duty of care in explaining the changes to employees and in turn will help employees take more control over their pensions and retirement decisions.
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