In March, three months into the Retail Distribution Review (RDR), IFAonline.co.uk spoke to four advisers with gripes about how the new rules had affected them day-to-day. As the year draws to a close, we went back to ask them: have things improved?
Big banks and fund managers have the budgets to spend millions protecting their reputations. But what can your average IFA do to build trust in a hostile environment? Laura Miller finds out...
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