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Money Marketing/YouGov monthly 250-IFA benchmark s

If you are an IFA and would like to join the YouGov/ Money Marketing IFA panel please go to http://250club.yougov If you are interested in asking the panel questions, please telephone 020 7012 6117 Survey sample size: 266 adults. Fieldwork carried out October 6-12. All figures are from YouGov

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Week link

II am thinking about setting up British Ginger Money Week – a whole seven days when Her Majesty’s financial services industry can focus its attention on the financial planning needs of the country’s redheads, strawberry blonds, carrot-tops, auburnistas and African sunsets – but I’m not really sure how to go about it. Is there a […]


Advisers would rather whine about change than implement it

I am trying to stay positive, I really am, but I am confronted by rampant energy vampires masquerading as disillusioned IFAs. Regrettably, I am also going to moan…about the moaners. It seems that some advisers would rather whine about change rather than implementing it. The retail distribution review is clearly upon us and yet many […]


Out of context

“I hesitate to say it, but I’m not sure people see this industry as very sexy.” Aifa director Robert Sinclair explains some harsh truths to the Treasury select committee. “I’m on a mission to make thrift sexy.” Scottish Widows executive director Robert Fletcher attempts to prove Sinclair wrong at the launch of the 6th annual […]


State retirement age could rise rapidly to 70

A faster increase in state retirement age may be needed to fund a universal basic state pension. The Department for Work and Pensions is expected to publish a green paper in November outlining proposals for a £140 a week universal pension for future retirees. However, the Government has yet to spell out how the reform […]


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