The profitability of robo-advice has been called into question as some banks and providers appear to be stalling on the development of their propositions. Sources at Hargreaves Lansdown have hinted they are concerned an expansion of its automated advice offering might compromise profits in other parts of the business as customers shift from one offering […]
Journalists are in the business of asking difficult questions. When we are rebuffed, or where firms hide behind bland and/or blanket statements, it is somewhat to be expected. But when we are trying to get hold of information that should be readily available and we are met with the same response, it is clearly both […]
Research by Money Marketing suggests almost half of funds based in the UK are too small to be financially viable in the longer term. Based on evidence submitted as part of its recent asset management study, the FCA estimates a fund needs to attract about £100m in assets under management to be viable and cover […]
Sarah Scott – Marketing Consultant, Royal London This month sees the return of Renton, Sickboy, Begbie and Spud in the sequel to the film Trainspotting. Just over 20 years later, we return to see exactly how life treated the characters whose lifestyle was less than ideal back in 1996. Did they choose a job, choose […]
By Jamie Clark, Business Development Manager It seems that auto-enrolment has been relatively successful so far: Figures from the Pensions Regulator show that since the start of auto-enrolment, over 60,000 employers have put more than 5 million members of staff into a workplace pension. The adviser and pension provider markets have so far managed to […]
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