Susan Jordan, director at consultancy The Phil Billingham Partnership, on why the world of compliance checking needs an overhaul...
A compliance service designed for financial planning firms has been launched.
Standard Life is investigating placing a ban on adviser charging in connection with workplace pensions following discussion with the Financial Conduct Authority.
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Hargreaves Lansdown has revealed the details of its new clean pricing deals from leading fund groups including M&G, Newton and Schroders.
The skill of active fund managers "adds real value" to investors, but the market may need to improve at identifying that skill quicker, according to Investment Management Association (IMA) chief executive Daniel Godfrey.
Investment Management Association (IMA) chief executive Daniel Godfrey says we should "interrogate quite hard" the assertion that the price of fund management has dropped elsewhere in the world, but not in the UK.
Bradbury Hamilton, a London IFA that bought seven client banks last year and has completed almost 50 deals since inception in 1993, has targeted the Midlands for its next phase of buy-out activity.
Those with the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) certification generate higher revenues and profits for firms than those without it, according to a poll.
Many financial advisers are still swerving questions about fees one year after the implementation of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR), according to an investigation by consumer group Which?
Despite the FCA saying percentage-based charging doesn’t quite fit with “RDR philosophy” it is still the preferred billing method for many IFAs and clients, writes Henry Brennan
Simon Willoughby, head of proposition at Axa Wealth International, asks whether financial services providers can learn any lessons from the fast food industry.
A client who protested about commission being taken from his pension without his permission and without receiving ongoing advice in return has had his complaint rejected by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS).
Cardiff-based IFA Penguin Wealth has launched an online retirement planning advice service aimed at lower-net-worth consumers.
Derek Bradley, chief executive officer of Panacea Adviser, on the catastrophic effects on advisers should trail commission be switched off.
There are more discussions on costs just now than I can remember at any time, writes Brendan Llewellyn.
The survival of commission and lax regulation are fuelling a "significant shift" to non-advice in the mass market for annuities, at the expense of professional advice, transparency and healthy consumer outcomes, according to the Financial Services Consumer Panel (FSCP).
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